Watercolor conjures up images of pastel hues and faint lines-- but not in this book. Leading watercolor artist Michelle Scragg demonstrates how this popular medium can produce bold, exciting hues that can effectively translate into designs for fabric, furnishings, illustrations, and more. Michelle covers everything you need to know to create strong watercolors that have potential for design application: how to select and organize colors; turn sketchbook work into fabric design; and interpret a piece of art (from feeling and response to observation and imagination). Once you reach the final chapter, 'Studio Practice,' you'll be ready to apply what you have learned and discover your own vibrant creativity. Michelle's stunning semi-abstract work is sprinkled throughout for inspiration.