Paint Every Little Thing

Paint all your favorite things in watercolor, gouache, ink, and more!

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Pub Date 23 Nov 2021 | Archive Date 09 Mar 2023

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Learn to paint your favorite everyday items using watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, and more.

From food and kitchen tools to clothing, gardening supplies, home decor, cosmetics, and more, Paint Every Little Thing will show you how to see the beauty in the everydayand how to capture it with paint as well!

Start by learning about the supplies you will need with the help of the tools and materials section; then peruse the painting and mixed-media techniques, which include layering, blending, glazing, and more. You’ll also learn how to mix colors.
Once you’ve learned the basics, it’s time to dive into the creative prompts and step-by-step painting projects. Covering fun, appealing subjects, these include:
  • Food (your favorite foods, ingredients, restaurant items, and more)
  • Kitchen tools (what you cook with!)
  • Clothing
  • Random things from around the house
  • Outside items (gardening tools, plants, and so on)
  • And much more!

Throughout the book, find beautiful, original artwork. The creative prompts will inspire you to create art of your own with more open-ended suggestions, while the step-by-step projects feature complete instructions for painting in professional artist Kristine Lombardi’s trademark loose, beautiful style.

The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. Following closely after the successful first book in the series—Draw Every Little ThingPaint Every Little Thing is the ideal resource for artists of all skill levels looking for a creative outlet in their everyday lives.

Also available from the series: Block Print for Beginners and Watercolor Painting at Home.
Learn to paint your favorite everyday items using watercolor, gouache, ink, pastel, and more.

From food and kitchen tools to clothing, gardening supplies, home decor, cosmetics, and more, Paint...

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What a super little book!

Packed with ideas for painting - it's so cheerful, colourful and inspiring for a beginner, like myself!

I really loved the tools and materials, techniques and tips being included in such a simple but vibrant way - just lovely!! Something I will refer back to, time and time again.

Thanks so much Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, via NetGalley for gifting me a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Okay! bright cerise pink watercolour sofa coming right up!!

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Paint Every Little Thing is a wonderfully inspiring and colourful book for any amateur artist or creative journaler. It is not really for a complete beginner as there are no step by step instructions, just have a go ideas and examples. There are all sorts of things in the book, and often a number of different ways and styles are given for painting the same thing. It is bursting with colour and will have you running for your paintbox. A joyful book that would make a lovely gift for the artistically minded.

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This is a beautifully presented book that somehow inspires even those of us who don't consider ourselves artistically gifted to pick up a paintbrush!

I love the step by step approach that makes the finished image seem more attainable and also how contemporary the paintings are.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this book and look forward to trying this approach for myself.

My thanks to NetGalley, author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review.

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I received a copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a beautiful book!

While certainly not for beginners this book is a helpful guide to painting various things. The collection feels a bit random, but includes things like mirrors, purses, mugs, and more. Lombardi walks through painting various objects and has different sections of "nine different ways" showing the same outline, such as a purse or mug, with nine different patterns you can use.

The step-by-step guide is helpful. There's a lot of interesting items included in this book. Overall a nice find!

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This is a very creative and neat book. It gives step-by-step instructions for painting tons of different things. I'm excited to attempt some of them!

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Brief intro to water-colour and gauche.
The artist shows a whimsical style that can be incorporated into journaling or creating an artsy piece for your wall. I loved the teacups and mugs-9-different-ways. So chic.
There are ideas for international street scenes, how to create a cute couch, and all in all this book really inspires the reader to truly ‘paint every little thing’. Lets get painting.

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Paint Every Little Thing by Kristine A. Lombardi is a wonderful little book that features an introduction to watercolour and gauche and how to use that to paint various projects. It’s easy to follow and has a great layout.

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This is a delightful book. I misinterpreted the title and thought it was about painting on things to transform them but it's a how-to book of how to paint depictions of lots of objects like plants, lipstick, dishes and couches. I would not say it shows how to paint every little thing (how could it?) but lots of objects are shown here.

The beginning section has a very helpful guide to finding inspiration, what materials to use, color theory and more. The entire book is filled with color and fun, and the art style is whimsical and fairly easy to replicate. Step by step illustrations show you how to copy her work, and it's easy enough that kids or adults could do it. She reminds the reader often that you don't need perfection and it doesn't have to look like the object or like hers.

This is one of my favorite recent art instruction books. I'm not sure I would have picked the same things that Lombardi chose, but it was so much fun and the colors and styles are infectious. A lovely book. Four stars for "really liked it."

I read a temporary digital ARC of this book for review.

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4 Stars! Nice step by step book for beginners starting to work with watercolors, gauche and ink. Great book for inspiration and tips. I’d definitely go back to this book as a reference. This book has some good information on color mixing and the color wheel along with tools and painting techniques.
*I received this book at no charge & I voluntarily left this review.*

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I loved this book, really easy to follow instructions on how to paint some lovely cute designs to use for cards, gifts etc.

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Very cute book with cute illustrations. the book is very vibrant and color palette is very bring and happy. Each little thing is illustrated in easy step by step. It can be enjoyed by both kids and grownups starting out in drawing and painting.

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This is a fun little book about how to paint. There are a TON of illustrations and instructions of how to paint pictures of all kinds of items. If you like to paint and are looking for things to paint, then you should pick this book up!

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Sorry, can't review this book... must go paint everyday objects around my house.
I kid, I kid...
but seriously this book is so inspiring and I feel like it's actually teaching me something.
I think it's a must for any watercolor/gouache artists that wanna try their handle at journaling their every day lives with their paint.

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This book isn't exactly what I expected from the title (I was expecting a book about how to paint on various different surfaces, etc) but it was still super interesting! To be honest, it was super hard to read this book on my device because the formatting of the file was messed up, but I loved what I could see. As an artist myself, this book is very useful. I genuinely want to purchase a physical copy of it for myself! I can see it being loved by many artists and creatives. One of the best creative books I've seen!

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Ever wanted to learn how to paint a bowl of ramen noodles? Well, now you can! This book is the mos adorable painting ‘how to’, featuring everyday items from around the home, so that you can pick up your paintbrush and get going straight away. It covers colour theory, equipment, and different media, so is completely suitable for a beginner, as well as the more experienced painter. Each example starts simply, and builds up in detail, making it achievable for all. The examples given are beautifully done, wonderfully original, and a pleasure to look at.
Would definitely recommend.

you to Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster and Netgalley for an eARC of this book to read and review.

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