Everyday Watercolor makes this popular but difficult to truly master art accessible to everyone.
The author walks you through basic principles, using small paintings, and gradually introduces new methods until the reader is prepared to tackle complicated scenes involved multi-layered methods. Most of the scenes are from nature and even include some abstract designs that will keep painters experimenting for hours.
The style, nature-oriented theme, and even the drawing methods are delightfully reminiscent of John Muir Laws' books; fans of his who admired the work but struggled with the watercolors will find this a great companion book.
The cover and inside design are on heavy duty glossy paper which feels able to withstand accidents in the watercolor workplace.