Davidson, North Carolina, artist Jim Morgan doesn’t mind coming back to the same subject matter. In fact, his imaginative botanical pastel art thrives on it. His inspiration comes from shapes found in nature—eucalyptus leaves and gingko branches, specifically—a nod to one of his art heroes, Ellsworth Kelly. Enjoy a gallery of Morgan's botanical paintings...
A few years ago, you may never have even heard of the term crowdfunding. The idea is simple: A crowd of people fund your project. And when executed thoughtfully, it can work. In a truly democratic manner, online fundraising provides the means for an entrepreneur to engage with people from all over the world....
Today’s artists can use a variety of methods to translate meaning into their paintings—composition, light and shadow, values, point of view, atmospheric light, as well as the objects themselves. Enjoy a still life gallery of Patricia Tribastone's symbolic pastels and the concept behind them, and read more about pastel techniques for symbolism in art...
The art resource for every watercolorist, The February 2014 Watercolor Artist features helpful articles on combining acrylic ink and watercolor, figures in the landscape, new art tools—plus other invaluable watercolor techniques. Watch a preview of the issue here!
Janet Nunn, Joel Popadics and Catherine Hearding share three unique approaches to painting scenes of snow and ice in the February 2014 issue of WATERCOLOR ARTIST. View a dazzling watercolor winter wonderland in this gallery of these three artists' winter landscape paintings.
A frequent juror of watercolor shows, figurative artist Ted Nuttall shares a behind-the-scenes insight that might help you make your next painting an across-the-board winner. Plus, enjoy a gallery of his lively watercolor portraits!
Get the skinny on when to submit your work for the 2014 watercolor society juried exhibitions.
Learn how to mix watercolors by pouring and blending, plus other watercolor techniques from Lian Quan Zhen.
Ned Mueller gets people, whether it’s a turbaned man from Rajasthan, India, or a local model at a weekly figure and portrait drawing session. For Mueller, it’s not about a pretty face, but character. Enjoy this gallery of his portraits.
Watch our video slideshow for a sneak peek at the December issue of Watercolor Artist, which is available for pre-order now but not available on newsstands until October 22.
With great pride, we announce the Watercolor Artist 2013 Ones to Watch!