In considering this page I did a cursory search on Amazon for ‘watercolour books’ and was astonished that it returned just under 10,000 results! Even allowing for all the duplications, it’s still a mind-boggling volume of ‘watercolour’ dedicated publications!
I’m pleased – and relieved! – that my own library, whilst still growing, is a little more focused and hopefully concise than Amazons. I expect the list below to develop, especially as I hope that visitors may recognise certain themes running through this list and may be able to suggest their own favourite books or make recommendations for other books or guides that you think I should search out. Beneath the list of books, I’ve also included a short but growing list of films and DVDs that I’ve found to be either helpful or enjoyable (and often both).
Aside from my opening dedication to Ron Ranson’s book on Edward Seago – which shall always retain a certain pride of place for rekindling my interest in watercolours – there’s no particular order of priority as to which I think is ‘the best’ – but suffice to say that I’ve found each of them to contain valuable/informative/inspiring/helpful information that has shaped and informed my own endeavours.
Do let me know if you’d like any further details about any of the publications listed as I’d be happy to provide more information if anyone would find it helpful.