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Top 5 Gifts for the Watercolor Artist

Top 5 Gifts for the Watercolor Artist

If you're shopping for the watercolor artist in your life, or you're starting to pen your own holiday wish list—this list is for you! Give a gift that's a surefire hit with these books, magazines, and ebooks selected by our team of editors. Our list takes the mystery out of what to buy an artist that loves watercolor. These gifts are great for watercolor painters of all skill levels. Put these top picks under your tree this holiday season and give the gift of art, education and inspiration. Great gifts for artists blend fun and instruction, and our list of gifts for the watercolor artist does just that.

Pick your favorites & add them to your list, or surprise the artist in your life with a great watercolor book, magazine subscription, or DVD. Our convenient delivery means great gifts right to your door, no trips to the mall!

1. Watercolor Artist One Year Digital Subscription

Does the watercolor artist on your list love their tablet? Complete their virtual bookshelf with a digital subscription of Watercolor Artist. Make their iPad, Nook, or Kindle a painting resource with 6 issues over the course of 1 year. Every issue is filled with watercolor techniques, tips, tutorials and interviews with watercolor artists. The convenient digital format makes marking favorite pages & taking close up looks at techniques and pieces a snap.


At Watercolor Artist our editors and staff are passionate about watercolor and it shows on every page. Customize the artist's tablet with this virtual bookshelf addition. A print subscription option is also available.

2. Secrets of Watercolor - From Basics to Special Effects

If you're shopping for a beginner or an advanced watercolor artist, a solid reference books is a must-have. Secrets of Watercolor - From Basics to Special Effects by Joe Garcia covers tips and techniques for creating a variety of effects as well as basic foundational techniques.


Help the artist on your list grow their knowledge and talent as they practice painting flowers, portraits, animals, trees and landscapes in watercolor. Joe Garcia shares his favorite tricks for watercolor painting success.


3. Splash 13 - Alternative Approaches

With beautiful images and insights into the moods and methodologies Splash 13: Alternative Approaches you can give the gift of inspiration this holiday season. 100 of the top working watercolor painters share their interpretation of the theme, Alternative Approaches, with 130 exciting watercolor painters. If you or the artist you're shopping for are looking to better understand the watercolor painting process, find inspiration or just hear from fellow artists, this and all of the books in the Splash series are a great pick.


Watercolor artists are sure to appreciate the beautiful images and thoughtful tips found in this watercolor anthology. Put this on your holiday wish list, this also makes a great gift for young artists that want to explore watercolor painting.


4. Watercolor Depth & Realism eBook

Laurie Humble shares 5 top watercolor painting techniques in this comprehensive eBook. If you're shopping for a watercolor artist this holiday season, this eBook make a fun, and environmentally friendly option. This book covers great techniques such as creating illusion of dimension, strong perspective, realistic effects, unifying washes, and vibrant colors.


For anyone wanting to know more about how to paint with watercolors, this book from Laurie Humble is a great option. Watercolor artists of all skill levels would love this watercolor painting book, and it's convenient eBook format makes it compatible with any laptop or desktop as well as most tablet devices.


5. Watercolor Secrets & Solutions with Charles Reid Value Pack

If you can't choose between a watercolor painting book, or DVD then the Watercolor Secrets & Solutions with Charles Reid Value Pack is a great solution. With two top instructional watercolor painting DVDs and the accompanying book, this is a great gift option for watercolor painters who love the feeling of a complete watercolor painting course in the comfort of their own home. An added bonus, when you buy these materials together you'll save too!


This value pack is a cool gift option for watercolor artists looking to strengthen their skills and overcome common watercolor painting challenges. In-depth techniques and tips help watercolorists capture live subjects as well as flowers, landscapes and more. This exceptional value pack makes a great gift and won’t bust your holiday bank.

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