Every artist struggles with creativity at one time or another. Creative Workshop Watercolor & Acrylic will help you, the watercolor artist, explore your creativity and stretch your boundaries while still making the realistic and semi-realistic art that you love to paint. This book is chock-full of hands-on projects, techniques and strategies to get you thinking beyond your self-imposed creative boundaries. Mark Mehaffey, an experience, friendly teacher, begins with the basics of designing a strong painting with shape, value and color. Once you've mastered these keys to any successful painting - regardless of style - you will have the confidence to be more creative! Mehaffey will show you practical techniques and lead you in experiments with color, composition, painting surfaces, methods of applying paint, and more. This book offers creative exercises for every skill level and comfort level, as well as demonstrations, painting critiques, weak/strong comparisons and examples by Mehaffey and a variety of other accomplished artists. With this book in your studio, you'll be encouraged to have fun while creating wonderful art. In no time, you will have a variety of tools for jump-starting your creativity and painting with confidence! Includes bonus DVD on watercolor painting on Yupo! Book: North Light. Paperback. 128 pages. Colour throughout.