Adult Books

Watercolor Secrets
200 Tips and Techniques for Painting the Easy Way

By Robin Berry

Subject: Art Technique
paperback | 176 pages | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 7/8
US$19.95 | CAN$21.95
Publication Date: 2011-12-08
ISBN: 9781606523377
Just like having a painting tutor on call 24 hours a day, this book is packed with inspiration and know-how for both beginners and more experienced painters alike.

This beautifully-illustrated book is an indispensable compendium of essential know-how and ten inspirational projects using watercolor. It includes over 200 tips and step-by-step techniques organized to help you build on each skill you learn. Aimed at all painter levels, Watercolor Secrets is packed with expert advice on every aspect of watercolor painting. Beginners can follow processes step-by-step, while more experienced artists can dip in and out for help with specific problems. “ Try it” and “ fix it” panels placed throughout the book suggest ways to practice and develop new skills and avoid or correct common painting mistakes.

Learn how to:

  • Create subtle and dramatic effects
  • Use household materials to save money
  • Pick the right paints, brushes, and equipment to suit your project
  • Choose a proper subject
  • Choose interesting color palettes

Each topic, self-contained in a one- or two-page spread, is fully explained and illustrated with photographs and more detailed diagrams where helpful. Advance your artistic understanding, dexterity, and ingenuity with the over 200 secrets included to help you practice the skills you’ ve learned.


Robin Berry has been a professional artist for 35 years. After 20 years as a nationally recognized porcelain artist, Robin changed direction to painting, focusing exclusively on transparent watercolor. Today, her flower paintings regularly win awards in national shows. Robin lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.