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I love Charles Reid's watercolor paintings. I love the looseness of his approach, which still reads representationally. I love his use of vibrant color. I enjoy how he works out his compositions with thoughtful spontaneity.
Recently I purchased Charles Reid's latest watercolor "instruction" book: Watercolor Solutions: Learn to Solve the Most Common Painting Problems. I thought that I would write a review of the book. I know people are always on the look out for a good book on watercolor techniques. I have to admit that I bought this book unseen because I love his work. This is another reason I've decided that I'm going to rank the books I have of his and tell you why I like them and let you decide if any of this matters and if you need the newest book. If you don't already have any of his books I don't think this is the one you need to get—what follows are reasons why.