Step by Step Art School: Watercolor by Patricia Monahan
More tears of frustration have been shed over watercolor painting than any other medium, for it is one of the most demanding and unpredictable of all painting media. But the rewards for perseverance are great - nothing can match its subtlety, brilliance and its pure transparent colors. Beginners find watercolor difficult and intimidating, but the recipe for success is simple: follow the rules and get lots of practice.
If you have ever tried and failed, or never tried at all, this book is for you. Starting at the very beginning it will explain the techniques and take you through carefully graded projects so that you emerge a confident and competent watercolor artist.