Give your paintings more life--with light! The best watercolor paintings have a certain radiance, a richness of light, color and detail. You can bring these same effects to your own work with the help of award-winning painter Linda Stevens Moyer. With this book, you'll discover a layering formula for creating stunning watercolors that explode with light. Even if you've struggled previously with layering colors, you can achieve the results you want through these easy-to-follow instructions. Moyer takes you step by step through the entire process, beginning with the most basic aspects of watercolor, including: * mixing and using color * creating form and representing space * saving and regaining the white of your paper * building realistic textures * using photographs to inspire and develop your painting * layering with transparent watercolor to portray light Create paintings that dazzle. It's easier than you think!