From the back cover:
The best way to begin watercolor painting is by learning the techniques and developing your creativity. Here you'll not only master such essential skills as shaping composition and mixing colors, but you'll akso find out what subjects excite you and how to translate that passion onto paper so that it evokes the same response in the viewer. Watercolor is one of the most enjoyable and expressive media. Now is the time to pick up a brush and try it yourself.
This is a large format with color illustrations throughout, demonstrating how to grasp the techniques of watercolor paiting.