New Book Helps Readers Master ‘The Art of Watering Colour’

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Author Dianne Kelly shares her expertise as watercolour artist to both beginners, experienced artists.

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As a professional watercolour artist, author Dianne Kelly shares her knowledge for others to easily learn the medium with her new publication, “The Art of Watering Colour” (published by Xlibris).

In this helpful guide, Kelly takes readers through the journey of techniques to mastering the magnificent obsession of water colour. It is an ideal book for the absolute beginner who has never painted in the medium before, as well as the experienced watercolourist who just needs to learn a few extra tricks to help loosen up and enhance their existing painting techniques. The book includes key features such as techniques and projects to help lose the fear of painting loosely to create magic in one’s work; photographs showing real-life subjects with examples of colour mixing, reflected light and how it all comes together; detailed step by step instructions, handwritten on the actual subject that make the instructions clear and easy-to-follow; step by step painting demonstrations and fun projects.

Complete with 360 illustrations, photography, handwritten instructions and craft ideas, “The Art of Watering Colour” will let anyone experience the magical moment when a loose painting appears from the end of one’s brush.

“The Art of Watering Colour”
By Dianne Kelly
Hardcover | 8.5x11 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781499035841
Softcover | 8.5x11 in | 158 pages | ISBN 9781499035780
E-Book | 158 pages | ISBN 9781499035704
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Dianne Kelly is a Brisbane born and based professional watercolour artist. She was originally trained in commercial/fine art, working in advertising before pursuing her absolute love and sharing her passion of water colour painting. She is still teaching 32 years later and has now fulfilled her dream of writing her first book, “The Art of Watering Colour.” Over the years, she has had several of her paintings published as limited edition prints, as well producing several ranges of gift cards featuring watercolour images from her overseas travels. Her works hang in collections around Australia and overseas and are currently being incorporated into her new range of fabrics and wallpapers. She can be contacted at Her works can be viewed at

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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