Author Archives: Kelly

Creativity Workshop: Meet the Winner

In the October 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist, June Rollins challenged artists to capture the character of weathered subjects by beginning with a rough start and finishing with rich, textural details. Now find out how readers responded to her call. The “editors’ choice” and the winner of our prize (a six-month...

Fix-It Guide: Free Demo Download

Looking for ways to improve your watercolor landscapes? In the December 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist, Catherine Gill shows you how to paint better shapes in your watercolor landscapes. You’ll also find Gill’s simple solutions to five common problems you can fix while you’re still in the sketching stages in our...

Watercolor Brush Basics

Just as workers must take good care of their tools, artists must tend to their brushes. Watercolorists Carolyn Lord and Frank Francese reveal their tips for keeping their brushes in good shape in a special web extra. Click here to brush up on your maintenance basics. MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS •...

Special Gallery: The Landscape in Acrylic

You’ll learn how five artists use a range of tools and techniques to recreate the beauty and power of the landscape in acrylics in, Acrylic Artist, the new special issue available in our online shop. Enjoy an online-exclusive gallery of works by Mark Workman, Douglas Atwill, Carol Lopatin, Jon R. Friedman...

Incredible New Resource for Acrylic Artists

Our annual editorial survey tells us that a surprising number of watercolor artists also paint with acrylics. Perhaps it’s the incredible versatility of the medium that makes it such a popular alternative. If you’re one of the artists who answered “yes” to an interest in acrylics, you’ll be pleased to know...

Inside David Poxon’s Unique Watercolor Palette

Watercolorist David Poxon brings an emotional realism to the industrial, and often rusty, still lifes to which he is drawn. Go inside the distinctive palette he has developed for this purpose: An Industrial Palette Poxon buys three or four large tubes of each color at a time, so as not to...

How do the new watercolor boards stack up against the competition?

Recently, we put Canson’s new Arches and Montval art boards to the test. To find out how they held up against their paper counterparts, click here to download your free copy of the results. MORE RESOURCES FOR ARTISTS • Watch art workshops on demand at ArtistsNetwork.TV • Online seminars for fine...

Steve Mumford Captures the Gulf Coast in Watercolor

Readers who recall our feature on Steve Mumford’s first four trips to Iraq (download your copy of our August 2007 issue to read the story) will be interested to learn that the artist has been on the the scene to document the impact of the oil spill on the Gulf Coast....

Cathy Johnson Shows You How to Build a Studio on a Budget

Watercolorist and frequent contributor to Watercolor Artist, Cathy Johnson, recently discovered that she’d need to build a small studio space near her home if she hoped to get any painting done. So, she set about building what she calls her “shed of reality.” Read all about it on her new blog...

Watercolor Artist, October 2010: Digital Issue Now Available

If you haven’t picked up your copy of the latest issue of Watercolor Artist, consider downloading it from our online store. You’ll find that our digital issues offer a great deal of flexibility (download them in seconds and store them neatly on your hard drive) and fun: they’re search-able, send-able and...