Painting Calm: Connect to nature through the art of watercolour (Paperback)
Art therapy and the act of painting is widely acknowledged to bringpositive mental health benefits, as it helps us centre ourselves, focus our intentions and engage creatively with the world around us. This beautiful guided watercolour book combines these aspects with the healing powers of nature to take you on a journey toward peace and tranquility.
Even if you have no experience with watercolours or painting, Painting Calm’s accessible and easy-to-follow prompts will allow you to express yourself and create with ease and joy. Gather inspiration from artist Inga Buivadavice’s beautiful illustrations, designed to capture an emotional connection with the natural world through texture and colour, as you explore:
- An overview of watercolour painting supplies and how to use them
- Basic watercolour techniques and colour theory
- Exercises for finding inspiration in nature
- Seasonal projects that include painting trees, leaves, flowers, natural light and patterns found in nature
- Tips for building a creative practice
Discover your inner artist – and forge a new and powerful relationship to nature – in this calming project book, as you watercolour your way to mindful wellbeing.
Inga Buividavice is a graphic artist and author based in Liverpool but originally from Lithuania. She graduated from Vilnius Academy of Arts with an MA in graphic design, and started hand drawing and painting in 2018. Her work centres on the natural world and its relation to the act of creating, and is inspired by plant and animal life around her.
"A great title for beginners or readers looking for new inspiration in watercolor techniques."—Library Journal