The Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted by Leslie Frontz
Well, the title seems to be true. There is something for everyone in Leslie Frontz's book starting from which brushes to have and how to use them. If you need to have the teacher standing at your elbow while you work, then you can accomplish that with this book. My only concern was the very detailed pictures she used as examples. If we are truly beginners we need simple to start with. But overall, this answers your questions in one place. I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my opinion.