In this follow-up to her hit Painting Happiness, Instagram sensation Terry Runyan shows you how to play with watercolour to create quirky cat portraits – and let go of stress.
Perfect for cat lovers and watercolour artists of all skill levels, from absolute beginner to more experienced, Painting Cats teaches you how to go from blob of paint to a beautiful portrait of your fluffy friends. Drawing on art therapy techniques that emphasize fun and freedom in creativity over technical perfection, Runyan guides you step by step through the process of adding details to loosely painted shapes to create your own unique and distinct cats!
In this joyful book brimming with inspiring watercolour artwork and encouragement:
- Play and experiment with watercolour, exploring the ways in which the medium invites us to be present in the moment
- Find projects, tips, and techniques to help you develop your painting, creating a myriad of beautiful portraits along the way!
- Explore the art of storytelling with cats
- Enjoy the scientifically proven mental-health benefits of making art
Embrace techniques and lessons in creative mindfulness whilst having lots of feline fun and letting your creative instincts go free.
About the Author
Terry Runyan is a visual artist and creative encourager. After a long career as an in-house illustrator for Hallmark, Terry now runs her own business, creating art and videos, and leading classes at Skillshare to help others explore their creativity. She loves painting cats, cats on heads, big hair, and encouraging imperfectly perfect watercolour. She lives in Leawood, Kansas with her two creative cats, Tucker and Riley. To learn more about Terry and her work:
Her popular Instagram hashtag: #catonheadwednesday
YouTube: Terry Runyan
Daily Creating Group on Facebook: @dailycreating
"Painting Cats is exceptionally 'user friendly' for watercolor artists of all skill levels to embrace techniques and lessons in creative mindfulness."—Midwest Book Review
"A true joy."—GeekDad
"A joyful book will inspire cat-loving creatives to pick up their paint brushes."—Library Journal