Judi Betts was paying attention when she watched Millard Sheets demonstrate one of his watercolor techniques on how to section off the surface and invent color chords to make an underpainting that provided texture, shape and value.
Learn to create a watercolor painting using this three-step pouring technique and four watercolor paint colors. You'll create luminous darks, strong contrasts between light and shadow, and seamless color transitions.
With a strong, well-planned foundation, Barbara Jaenicke sets up her pastel landscapes for a successful finish. View some of her enchanting works here.
English artist Mark Demsteader has remained unwavering in his devotion to figure painting. “I’ve always been interested in the figure; it has everything I need to draw and paint,” he says. View a gallery of mesmerizing pastel and collage figures here.
Spring is here, but we're already thinking summer in the watercolor world! Watch this video for a preview of the June 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, featuring artwork by cover artist Iain Stewart, Peter Quinn, Stan Miller, Chica Brunsvold, Lynne Railsback, Marlin Rotach, Carla O'Connor, Kathleen Alexander and more!
Three artists share a love of painting flowers, but express it in uniquely different ways. Enjoy this gallery of their watercolor flowers here!
Learn how to turn your pastel disasters into beautiful paintings with helpful demos from Carole Katchen.
Helen Kleczynski received both the Ruth Richeson/Unison Pastels Award as well as Fifth Place in the Still Life & Floral category in Pastel Journal's 15th Annual Pastel 100. Enjoy a gallery of her remarkable pastel paintings here!
Color theory plays a large role in Washington artist Jennifer Evenhus' pastel painting, and it's no wonder these vibrant works earned her two awards in the 15th annual Pastel 100 Competition. Enjoy a gallery of her gorgeous pastel paintings here.
The April 2014 Watercolor Artist, the art resource for spring, features the top paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase, watercolor painting tips on creating color harmony, the go-to colors of the pros, and plenty of watercolor painting ideas. Watch a video preview of the issue here!
The results are in! View the prizewinning paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase competition from Watercolor Artist here.