Marcia Moses, whose award-winning Easy Watercolor taught beginners the basic skills of the art, now takes painters to the next step in their creative journey. These lessons are meant for intermediates, and they're as illuminating and exquisitely illustrated as the ones in her first volume. After reviewing the fundamentals, Moses delves deeply into color (understanding its properties, creating harmony and conflict, mixing vibrant hues); techniques in action, from backgrounds and texture to layering, shading, and brushstrokes; and how to paint with feeling. See how to add figures and set them in motion. Capture views of nature, including moody skies and watery landscapes. Put all the elements together for a satisfying finished work. Above all, Moses gives developing painters the gift of understanding how to use their imagination.