Mike Chaplin's compositions tell a story. Full of light, texture and mood, they embody everything developing artists struggle to create in their own work. Here Chaplin reveals his simple, but highly effective techniques for capturing the soft light and vibrant hues that make watercolor come alive.Chaplin explains his techniques with clear, full-color examples of each step. Four complete painting demonstrations cover every detail, including color selections, brushes, paper, thumbnail sketches and detailed captions. In addition, artists will draw limitless inspiration from Chaplin's eclectic range of examples, featuring everything from landscapes and still lifes to seascapes and exotic cityscapes.