The content of the book spans the topic of watercolor from multiple angles. In the “Materials and Tools” chapter, Whyte discusses everything from easels and paper to pallets and paints, and she even throws in useful information about where to buy supplies and what you'll need to set up a basic studio space. There's also an especially helpful chapter on techniques that discusses the use of washes and glazes and how to use texture and combine mediums. Other chapters explore values, drawing, color and light, edges, and backgrounds. Whyte has also included information on the basics of exploring your talent, dealing with failures, and how to live the artist's life.
An established professional artist and illustrator, Mary Whyte has exhibited her work in some of America's most renowned museums, and her art has been featured by the American Watercolor Society and Allied Artists of America.
The 160-page volume is available now in paperback or Kindle edition.