This one-stop practical guide will show you all the techniques and inspiration you need to get into painting. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy format with colour illustrations and expert advice throughout. Thinking about taking up watercolours? Need to know about the best techniques? Want to know how to perfect your painting? This book contains all the know-how, insider tips and inspiration you need. Well-known artists Alwyn Crawshaw, June Crawshaw and Trevor Waugh take you by the hand using step-by-step exercises to teach you the basics of watercolour - from choosing the right materials to putting it all together to create paintings you can be proud of. Subjects covered include: trees; water; landscapes; seascapes; figures; buildings; flowers.