Painting Cats: Curious, mindful & free-spirited watercolors (Paperback)

Painting Cats: Curious, mindful & free-spirited watercolors By Terry Runyan, Terry Runyan (Illustrator) Cover Image

Painting Cats: Curious, mindful & free-spirited watercolors (Paperback)

By Terry Runyan, Terry Runyan (Illustrator)


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In this follow-up to her hit Painting Happiness, Instagram sensation Terry Runyan shows you how to play with watercolour to create quirky cat portraits – and let go of stress.

Perfect for cat lovers and watercolour artists of all skill levels, from absolute beginner to more experienced, Painting Cats teaches you how to go from blob of paint to a beautiful portrait of your fluffy friends. Drawing on art therapy techniques that emphasize fun and freedom in creativity over technical perfection, Runyan guides you step by step through the process of adding details to loosely painted shapes to create your own unique and distinct cats!

In this joyful book brimming with inspiring watercolour artwork and encouragement:
  • Play and experiment with watercolour, exploring the ways in which the medium invites us to be present in the moment
  • Find projects, tips, and techniques to help you develop your painting, creating a myriad of beautiful portraits along the way!
  • Explore the art of storytelling with cats
  • Enjoy the scientifically proven mental-health benefits of making art

Embrace techniques and lessons in creative mindfulness whilst having lots of feline fun and letting your creative instincts go free.
Terry Runyan is a visual artist and creative encourager. After a long career as an in-house illustrator for Hallmark, Terry now runs her own business, creating art and videos, and leading classes at Skillshare to help others explore their creativity. She loves painting cats, cats on heads, big hair, and encouraging imperfectly perfect watercolour. Terry is the author of Draw 62 Animals and Make Them HappyDraw 62 Characters and Make Them HappyPainting Happiness, and Painting Cats. She lives in Leawood, Kansas, with her two creative cats, Tucker and Riley. To learn more about Terry and her work:

Instagram: @terryrunyan
Her popular Instagram hashtag: #catonheadwednesday
YouTube: Terry Runyan
Facebook: @terryrunyancreative
Daily Creating Group on Facebook: @dailycreating
Product Details ISBN: 9780711285347
ISBN-10: 0711285349
Publisher: Leaping Hare Press
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Painting
"Painting Cats is exceptionally 'user friendly' for watercolor artists of all skill levels to embrace techniques and lessons in creative mindfulness."—Midwest Book Review

"A true joy."—GeekDad

"A joyful book will inspire cat-loving creatives to pick up their paint brushes."—Library Journal