New Book Cover!-Terry Runyan Creative

New Book Cover!

I’m so excited to share the cover of my new book, Painting Happiness: Creativity with Watercolors. 

The book will on the shelves in April 2022 and can be pre-ordered now! 

https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9780711270565/Painting-Happiness.html

In this simple and vibrant guide we explore the art of watercolor through the lens of mindfulness, presenting activities and projects which you can paint along with as you allow your creative side to flourish.

This watercolor guide is easy and accessible for beginners or anyone who wants to delve into the basics of the art form, starting with simple techniques which you can follow along with, as well as presenting some fun projects ideas for painters to explore.

Some of the fun projects include: turning blobs into birds; creating wild hairstyles; and experimenting with different prompts to paint at least one thing a day. From technical skills and notes on materials to insight into the creative process, this book has everything you need to start exploring and experimenting with watercolor!

Alongside beautiful examples of the techniques and styles explored in the book, I also encourage readers to practice mindfulness as they paint, and explore the ways art can be used to help improve mental clarity. Exploring the idea of 'perfectly imperfect watercolors', emphasis is placed on self-expression and allowing yourself to play, make mistakes, learn and grow.

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0711270562/creativepubco-20

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0711270562/creativepubco-20

Amazon Canada: https://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/0711270562/creativepubco-20

Bookshop US: https://bookshop.org/books/Painting-Happiness/9780711270565

Bookshop UK: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/Painting-Happiness-Creativity-with-Watercolors/9780711270565

Booktopia (Australia): https://www.booktopia.com.au/painting-happiness-terry-runyan/book/9780711270565.html

With special thanks to:  @quartocreates @leapingharepress @quartobooksUK

 

Mushroom & Maroon!-Terry Runyan Creative

Mushroom & Maroon!

Cat on head watercolor & gouache painting plus India ink.
Carrot & Coffee colors are the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
Come join us! Prompts are optional.
Fat Tail Hat!-Terry Runyan Creative

Fat Tail Hat!

Cute cat hat on woman gouache painting with a bit of green Posca pen.
Thing on Thing is the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
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Twin Top!-Terry Runyan Creative

Twin Top!

Watercolor and gouache painting of cute cats and woman.
Thing on Thing is the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
Come join us! Prompts are optional.
Wispy Cat Hat!-Terry Runyan Creative

Wispy Cat Hat!

Watercolor and gouache cute cat on head painting.
I seem to be channeling my inner Audrey Hepburn. ;)
Thing on Thing is the prompt for the day in the Daily Creating Group. Come join us! Prompts are optional.
Yellow Head Warmer!-Terry Runyan Creative

Yellow Head Warmer!

Gouache painting of cute cat hat on brunette woman.
Thing on Thing is the prompt for the day in the Daily Creating Group.
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Bird Cat Hat!-Terry Runyan Creative

Bird Cat Hat!

Cute birds and cat on head portrait of a woman in watercolor.
Thing on Thing and Bird Watcher are the prompts for today at the Daily Creating Group.
Come join us! Prompts are optional.
Garden Cat Hat!-Terry Runyan Creative

Garden Cat Hat!

Watercolor flowers, cat and portrait.
Thing on Thing is the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
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Vintage Cat Hat!-Terry Runyan Creative

Vintage Cat Hat!

Vintage Cat Hat!  For #catonheadwednesday
Watercolor cat and portrait.
Thing on Thing is the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
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Cat Wig!-Terry Runyan Creative

Cat Wig!

Thing on Thing is the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
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Blond Cat Hat!-Terry Runyan Creative

Blond Cat Hat!

95/100 Blond Cat Hat!
Happy Cinco de Mayo and #catonheadwednesday!
Thing on Thing & Cinco de Mayo are the prompts for today at the Daily Creating Group.  Come join us! Prompts are optional.
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Triple Catdo!-Terry Runyan Creative

Triple Catdo!

90/100 Triple Catdo!
Hairstyle Appreciation Day or Hairdo is the prompt for today at the Daily Creating Group.
Come join us! Prompts are optional.
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Watercolor, gouache, Posca pen and colored pencils.