Category Technique

Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes

Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes
By Joyce Hicks
North Light Books
Retail Price $26.99
Amazon Price: $19.09

Book Description: 

Learn the Art of Seeing and tap into the beauty of the everyday!The scenes around you don’t have to be perfect to inspire beautiful watercolor paintings. In Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes, Joyce Hicks shows you how to transform ordinary landscapes into gorgeous, lush works of art.First you’ll learn to look differently at the world around you by slowing down and seeing beauty in the every day to find settings you can’t wait to paint. Then, by learning to understand design elements and principles, use color and make the most of artistic license, you’ll gain the confidence you need to create light-filled watercolor landscapes. Finally, Joyce shows you how to add fine details to make the painting distinctly yours.

With Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes, you will:

  • Discover your inspiration in a scene by training yourself to see it differently and creating a workable simplified composition.
  • Practice techniques like glazing, color mixing, developing an inviting composition and more.
  • Complete 12 step-by-step projects to create you signature watercolor style.

Begin to paint from the sacred place within…with Painting Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes.



As a beginning landscape watercolorist I’ve been reading a lot of books about technique. Some don’t cover enough topics, some authors try to promote their own line of art supplies, and some authors use the same one or two techniques no matter what scene they are painting. Not so with this book. This book is an excellent resource that shows you how to create a vast array of beautiful nature scenes and landscapes seamlessly. The author presents many difficult topics and presents solutions to breaking down complex topics into paintable scenes. If you are trying to paint landscapes and are looking for guidance, check this book out–it really is helpful and inspiring.  It is a must have for anyone wanting to paint nature in all its glory.

~Reviewed by Stacie S.


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