Monday, February 10, 2020

Posh Paint Play Review & GIVEAWAY

The pages of her delightful first book come to life! London based artist Katie Rose Johnston shows us a modern approach to watercolor in Posh Paint Play: 21 Easy Watercolor Techniques to Explore. True to its title the central theme of her book is playing with paint, with a focus on process. It is suitable for any ability or experience. She encourages experimentation of a broad range of painting techniques in order to gain an understanding of how watercolor works and to find your own unique ways of using it! These must-know techniques are listed below in the table of contents. How-to demonstrations of each technique, along with practical instruction, are supported by her inspirational painting. Gain insight from the artist on everything from bold brushwork to strong color.  Add your own watercolor paint, paper and brushes. Alongside her illustration work Katie has taught watercolor workshops for almost ten years. Andrews McMeel Publishing will release this 96 page paperback on February 18, 2020. It is available now for pre-order. Get your copy below!


Getting Started

Layering Colors
Mirror Images
Dry Brush Textures
Wet-on-wet Reflections
Graduated Washes
Safari Prints
Watercolor Monoprint

Brushstroke Figures
Gestural Mark-making
Wet-on-wet Brushstrokes
Pen on Paint
Masking Tape Tiles
Speckles, Spots, and Spattering
Wax Resist

Cling Wrap Textures
Flat Brush City
Salt Collage
Masking-fluid Swans
Straw-blown Painting
Mixed-technique Greenhouse


Layering Colors from pages 10-11.

Spice Seller by Katie Rose Johnston from page 58-59.

Back cover of my copy.

Posh Paint Play is available at Andrews McMeel Publishing. Check out their unique catalog at Andrews McMeel Publishing. AMP has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until February 25, 2020. Canada & the USA only. Good luck!


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  2. I would also like to receive the Mary Mac’s Tea Room 75th Anniversary Cookbook.

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  3. War and Peas looks like it would be fun to read.

  4. I would also love "Baking Artisan Bread" by Mark Friend.

  5. Inspired by Nature Sketchbook
    By Marjolein Bastin

  6. How beautiful!! I love the Hedgehugs one - how cute!!

  7. The Sudoku book would be awesome.

  8. I would love to get Mama Needs a Minute for my best friend!

  9. I would enjoy Everything is Beautiful and I am Not Afraid.

  10. The Escape Manual for Introverts looks like a good read!

  11. Hot Dogs & Hot Cats. Always love comics about animals.

  12. Hedgehugs would be an adorable book!

  13. I would love to either give OR receive this book: Listen to Your Heart
    A Line-a-Day Journal

  14. The Founding Farmers Cookbook, second edition

  15. I'd love to check out the Hygge Adult Coloring Book.

  16. I would like letters to the person i was
    By Sana Abuleil

  17. I definitely should purchase Listen to Your Heart, A Line-a-Day Journal By Karen Salmansohn for someone special . She would love this.

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    A Line-a-Day Journal
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  19. My granddaughter would like Snoopy First Beagle in Space.

  20. I like the book everything is beautiful and i'm not afraid

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