The immediate sense of recognition we feel looking at a pastel portrait by Melissa Dring may well be influenced by another side of the English artist’s life: her work as a police forensic artist. She combines her skills in forensic drawing and portraiture to intriguing effect with her portrait of English novelist Jane Austen.
The June issue of Watercolor Artist is brimming with artists who have stepped out of their creative refuge and changed their work forever as a result—including James Toogood, José Apaza, Graham Flatt, Jill Krasner, Richard Sneary, Brienne Brown, Glen Knowles and more. Watch this preview to get an idea of the fantastic featured artwork.
Three pros—Richard Sneary, Brienne Brown and Glen Knowles—share their best tips for watercolor painting en plein air in the June 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. View a gallery of their work here, along with some bonus pointers!
For Jill Krasner, making art is all about freedom and joy. She loves the whimsy, the dreamlike quality and the fantasy she can bring to an abstract watercolor. View a gallery of her multimedia works here.
This post comes to you live from Houston, Texas, at the International Art Materials Trade Association’s 2016 Art Materials World convention and trade show. We're here to scour the trade show floor and spot the latest and greatest art supply store merchandise on the market, and then share it with you!
View a gallery of Oklahoma artist Jude Tolar's striking pastel florals, which she paints as floral "portraits" in order to filter out distracting details.
Regarding abstract art, New York City artist Arlene Richman says, “I try not to be intellectual about it. I let it happen. View this gallery of non-objective pastels by the winner of the Richeson Pastel Bronze Award in the 17th annual Pastel 100 competition.
Watch a video preview of the April 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist, and learn what other gems await in the new issue!
The results from Watercolor Artist's annual watercolor art competition are in! Watch a video and get details on the prizewinners here.
Laurie Goldstein-Warren was taught in watercolor painting to work light to dark, but she's since learned to go straight in with the darkest darks for drama. View a gallery of her dramatic works of art here.
The crop of winners from our most recent watercolor art competition, the 7th annual Watermedia Showcase, exempliﬁes incredible ingenuity, marvelous craftsmanship and masterful watercolor painting. View a gallery of the top prizewinners here.