Beginning Watercolor Painting

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About the author:
Marilee Donivan is an award-winning teacher and artist. She has received national recognition
for her creative classroom teaching, and her watercolors and oil paintings hang in professional buildings and private collections across the country.

As an elementary teacher, Marilee delighted in her students' love of learning, and fearless,
enthusiastic approach to art. She saw, first-hand, how the arts positively affect students' learning in all subjects. Her vision is to help learners of all ages to discover their own creativity; become confident in their own uniqueness; and most of all, enjoy expressing themselves through artful colors, lines, and compositions.
Her painting lessons encourage persons of all ages and abilities to enjoy the fun and excitement of creating something that is unique to their own experiences and impressions.

"You Can Do It! ART" watercolor lessons are also being used in assisted living, nursing
homes, and rehab facilities, and are contributing to residents' sense of well-being and
accomplishment as they take pride in their art and express themselves in new ways. Helping Alzheimer's/dementia sufferers and their caregivers is especially rewarding to her, as new aspects of brain functioning and positive changes in emotions and behaviors become activated through the watercolor program.

Her goal is to help enrich life experiences for young and old through creative art, by providing pertinent information, rewarding art instruction, and easily attainable, affordable art supplies.

Marilee has a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Northwest
Nazarene University with particular interest in multiple learning styles. She is a member of
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is certified by the Center for Biblical Counseling, and is a member of the American Art Therapy Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and American Association of Christian Counselors.

Beginning Watercolor Painting

Learn Easy, Fun, Creative Watercolor Painting

Authored by Marilee Donivan
Illustrated by Marilee Donivan

Forget about any negative experience you may have had with watercolor painting. You are about to paint in watercolors, with joy and satisfaction! Discover your own watercolor painting style as you combine Colors, Brushwork, Textures, Line, Shape, and Design. Create colorful, delightful paintings, and gain confidence with each experience. Explore watercolor painting techniques with demonstrations, examples, tips, and encouragement. All ages find fun and creativity in these easy lessons.
Find your own expression and individual creativity. You're not trying to duplicate anyone else's painting or idea. You will showcase your personal artistic style and find many uses for these free-flowing watercolor techniques in all your paintings.

In addition, demonstration DVDs showing these step by step lessons can be ordered from to accompany this book. Either way, you will have your very own private watercolor lessons at a relaxed, enjoyable pace in your own home with the encouraging guidance of Marilee Donivan.

Publication Date:
0984236244 / 9780984236244
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Full Color
Related Categories:
Art / Techniques / Watercolor Painting

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