Fall in love with watercolors, and create beautiful expressive paintings that you can be proud of! Positive, inspiring messages and quotations are the perfect subject for watercolor lettering. This skill-building portfolio book for absolute beginners will teach you everything you need to know to get started with watercolor art. Talented artist Robin Pickens introduces you to all the basics of paint, brushes, palette, and water, with easy-to-follow advice on opacity, blending, shading, and mixing colors. She then guides you step-by-step through eight complete inspirational watercolor calligraphy projects. Each project features soft, muted patterns printed on real 90# thick and tactile watercolor paper. The pages are perforated so you can easily remove your art for gifting or display. Just Add Watercolor Happy Thoughts also provides gorgeous fully colored finished examples to inspire your work on each design.