Have you ever wanted to take up painting as a hobby? Do you have a child who expresses interest in art? This book is a perfect introduction to the world of watercolor painting. Learn step by step simple techniques to help you create mouth watering paintings.
From a syrup-drenched stack of fluffy pancakes and a perfectly golden-brown flaky croissant for breakfast to an overflowing bowl of comforting ramen (complete with egg, meat, mushrooms, and nori sheets!) for dinner and an adorably sweet three-layer frosted strawberry cake for dessert, Watercolor Snacks: Inspiring Lessons for Sketching and Painting Your Favorite Foods [978-1681987156, $24.95, Rocky Nook, July 2021] by Volta Voloshin-Smith details everything needed to create mouthwatering images for every meal of the day.
Perfect for food lovers, beginning artists, and anyone who wants to explore the world of watercolors through easy and accessible prompts and exercises, Watercolor Snacks is a colorful guide that walks you through basic techniques and how to apply them to create beautiful, delicious-looking paintings. Noted artist and instructor Volta Voloshin-Smith shares step-by-step lessons for sketching and painting 35+ foods for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, dessert, and drinks.
Voloshin-Smith, who grew up in Moldova during the dissolution of the Soviet Union before moving to the US in 2002, is the founder of Color Snack, her creative agency where she makes ready-made prints and commissions.
“I love painting foods because it’s a way to celebrate people’s culture and create community,” she said. “My favorite part about food is being able to share a meal with someone else. Food brings people together and I try to celebrate that fact and also the ingredients with watercolor illustrations and animations.”
The first of its kind, this book also includes recommended watercolor supplies, basic watercolortechniques, color theory basics, and common watercolor problems and solutions.
Gather your supplies and your favorite snack, and take a bite out of this tasty guide as you create watercolor paintings of your favorite treats!
Watercolor Snacks: Inspiring Lessons for Sketching and Painting Your Favorite Foods
by Volta Voloshin-Smith
Paperback; July 2021
$24.95; 8×10; 144 pages
About the Author
Originally from Moldova, Volta is the founder of Color Snack and her mission to watercolor the world can be seen in the various projects such as brand activations, custom illustrations, and animated GIFs that she creates for national and international brands (like the Dallas Mavericks and Pernod Ricard). She has taught thousands of students in her online and in-person watercolorworkshops, where she encourages everyone to discover their inner artist.
Volta has been featured in D Magazine, Dallas Morning News, Dallas Observer, Create Magazine, and others. She is frequently interviewed on the topics of creativity, entrepreneurship, and mindset.
Volta is the creator of Watercolor Meditations, a concept and online class that combines breathing exercises with watercolor techniques for a calming and relaxing experience. Volta’s podcast “Art, Snacks + Affirmations” is a space where she helps artists and creative entrepreneurs to build a resilient mindset. She also is a co-host to the live Instagram show, Watercolor Happy Hour, where she and her husband Dan share cocktail recipes and then teach how to paint them. Connect with Volta on Instagram (@colorsnack) and at colorsnack.com.
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