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About Kolbie Blume
Kolbie Blume is a self-taught artist, writer, and adventure-seeker (a lot of those adventures happen at her desk). Through her popular art Instagram account, This Writing Desk, and her online classes and tutorials, she has taught thousands of students worldwide to love watercolor and embrace the power of imperfect creativity. Her passion is helping closet creatives say to themselves "actually, I think I CAN do that" because she wholeheartedly believes that's what will make the world a more beautiful place.
When she's not painting mountains or misty pines, you can usually find her buried in a good book, binging the Great British Baking Show with her husband, or doing her best to get a belly laugh out of her kid.
(Fun fact: She wrote a lot of her first book with her newborn son asleep, strapped to her chest.)
You can find more of her work and her story at www.thiswritingdesk.com.
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With subjects ranging from ocean sun rises to enchanting woodland lakes to snow-speckled rivers, this outstanding collection of paintings from Kolbie Blume allows you to master a range of stunning watercolor waterscapes with easy-to-use gouache as the perfect accent to enhance your masterpieces.
Projects like Through the Fjord, Misty Moonlit Waters, Turquoise Beach and Lighthouse at Night walk you through the techniques needed for painting still water, moving water, reflections, crashing waves and more so that you can be confident in painting water in all its wild and varied states. The chapters progress in difficulty, with skills building upon each other, helping you to develop and gain confidence in your skills as you paint your way through the book.
Providing you with all the tips and tricks you need to master watercolor and gouache waterscapes, Kolbie’s approachable step-by-step instructions and helpful hints will guide you from burgeoning beginner to pro painter.
Practice the Art of Watercolor with this Beginner’s Guide to Picturesque Mountains, Lakes, Sunrises and More
From a striking Desert Sunset Silhouette to a majestic Icelandic Waterfall to an eye-catching Magical Snowy Forest, watercolor artist Kolbie Blume’s wilderness scenes are the perfect introduction to watercolor painting.
Kolbie’s step-by-step instructions make it easy to paint stunning landscapes featuring all of the key elements of wilderness painting and teach you beginner-friendly techniques for colorful skies, mountains, trees, wildflowers, oceans, lakes, and more. Each chapter teaches progressively more advanced elements, allowing you to build upon your skills as you work through the projects. And the final chapter combines all of the elements in breathtaking scenes—like a Glassy Milky Way and an Aurora Glacier Lagoon—that you’ll be proud to hang on your wall or gift to a friend or family member.
With all the tips, tricks, and techniques you need to master the basics of watercolor painting and instructions on how to paint every element of nature, this collection of wilderness landscapes is the go-to guide for both beginner painters and more experienced artists looking for new subjects to paint.