Friday, March 4, 2016

Watercolor Techniques is on the Shelves

Photo by Gail Brassesco

Photo by Tim Oliver
My new book, Watercolor Techniques, hit the shelves a couple of weeks early. I've been quite gratified that many people have ordered and received their copies. Thank you all!

Here are a couple of photos from Facebook friends that shared photos of their copies. The left photo is from Gail who is matching a page in her book with her original on the wall. To the right, Tim has been quite enthusiastic in his pleasure at receiving his copy.

If you would like to order a copy of your own, North Light has the best deal at the moment. Click here to go to their site.

Amazon and Barnes & Noble also have it, as well as many of your local independent bookstores. It's also available on Amazon Europe and Canada, for those outside of the US. I just learned that it has been translated into Chinese, so it might be available in China soon.

I have two book launch events scheduled. The first is at Diesel Books in Oakland on April 3. The second is at Studio Gallery in San Francisco on April 10.

Once again, thanks to everyone for their support, encouragement, and great reviews. I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

A Quick Preview

Needless to say, I was quite excited to receive two advance copies of my book this past week It's a bit hard to believe. Many, many thanks to North Light Books and my editor, Kristy Conlin, for making this happen. The release date remains February 29.

Forgive this shameless promo: it is now available for pre-order from North Light Booksand Amazon. It will also be available after the release date at Barnes and Noble and other bookstores possibly near you. North Light will have the book available on February 29th. Amazon's release is March 29th. Right Now North Light is also discounting it 15%.

It's been a very long endeavor and to see the final product feels great. After viewing it on a computer screen for so long it's at first a bit disconcerting to see it "in the flesh". It didn't take too long to get used to it.

This endeavor started about 3 1/2 years ago when I sent my proposal to North Light Books. It took a couple of years to have the proposal accepted, then another year and half to write it, design it, and print it.

This all started after I had been teaching workshops for awhile. It seemed to make sense to write down all of the stuff I had been teaching. Luckily North Light agreed, and here is the final product. For those who have taken my workshops, you will recognize much what is in here, only done in a very organized way.

I hope you enjoy it.