Reviews: Watercolor Painting

Watercolor Painting: A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium
is making a profound difference in the painting practice of thousands of watercolor painters. Reviews at from the U.S., England, Canada, Australia and India all give Watercolor Painting a solid 5 star status. Here are a few excerpts from readers’ responses:

This book is a treasure! | December 15, 2012
… This is a book to read again and again, as each time will reveal another layer in how to look at your art with clear eyes and determine where to go next … It’s provocative, thoughtful and inspirational in turn. – K.S.

In the flow of watercolor painting | January 8, 2013
Watercolor Painting by Tom Hoffmann is your best survival guide. Mr. Hoffmann writes about understanding yourself…It should have been written 15 years ago, when I first started painting…I commend Watson-Guptill Publishing for taking on this publication, and I thank Mr. Hoffmann for sharing his knowledge. My gut feeling is this book will become a classic. So it should be on your bookshelf, used until it is worn out, and purchased again. – R.P.

Best watercolor book ever! 
This book is exactly what I needed! This is not a step by step approach, but a how to think approach. I’m an advanced painter but I think any artist could benefit!
– Carpe Diem Gal

Obviously written from the heart of a genuine teacher whose only motive appears to be to share useful/necessary concepts in a way that truly promotes clear understanding. I’ve learned more from this book than fifty others combined. I can’t recommend it enough. Thank you sincerely Mr. Hoffmann! – LaVonne

Outstanding book | March 6, 2013
I’ve painted exclusively with watercolor for more than twenty years and during that time I’ve accumulated well over two hundred instructional watercolor books. This one is by far one of the best. Thank you Tom for writing a book that goes well beyond the typical how-to books of this genre. – TooBad41

I love this book. Best in my library |  May 20, 2013
The production of this book is first rate in every respect, starting with the writing. Simply put, Tom writes as he paints: there are no words, sentences or paragraphs that do not need to be there, and everything is clear & transparent. You will start reading and find yourself pulled along. – Art Teacher

Hoffmann shows the “why” rather than the “how” |  June 23, 2013
… This is the sort of knowledge that is generally missing from the usual how to paint book, but it can make all the difference to the finished piece. For example, Hoffmann does not tell you what techniques you should use to achieve a hard or soft edge but he does explain brilliantly why and where you should consider using one as opposed to the other. – Graecor