Color is one of the most important aspects of painting, and most artists find it both a fascinating and challenging subject. Shirley Trevena, author of Taking Risks with Watercolour, is well-known for her vibrant watercolor style. Here she demonstrates color theory through a series of simple exercises that illustrate how the principles work in practice, with fascinating sections on using just single colors and neutrals, and how to mix colors in unusual ways to create interesting and sometimes unconventional effects. The role of color to evoke mood and atmosphere is also covered, and throughout the book Shirley's stunning watercolors provide valuable inspiration for artists looking to develop their own style. The key features of the book include Explore Further exercises, studio tips, practical projects, Food for Thought discussion points, and step-by-step demonstrations. In addition, to provide a broader view and show different ways of using color, the work of several guest artists is featured.