Author Archives: Sarah A. Strickley, Features Editor

About Sarah A. Strickley, Features Editor

Sarah A. Strickley is features editor of Watercolor Artist and Pastel Journal and a National Endowment for the Arts award-winning writer

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Creativity Workshop: Etch-A-Sketch Responses

The editors of Watercolor Artist magazine are now pleased to announce the winner of our latest painting challenge! In the December 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, DeAnn L. Prosia challenged readers to loosen their hands and indulge their love for drawing by combining layers of line work and watercolor in one painting. The “editors’...

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The Landscape Distilled: Barbara Noonan Pastel Gallery

Pastelist Barbara Noonan’s painting philosophy is simple: less is more. The artist strives to “distill” the landscape to its essential elements and is careful not to reveal too much. Her soft focus pastel paintings begin with blurred recollections, sometimes photos shot out of a moving vehicle, transition to watercolor underpaintings and then accrue through...

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Creativity Workshop: Material Metamorphosis Responses

The editors of Watercolor Artist magazine are now pleased to announce the winner of our latest painting challenge! In the October 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, painter Carole Berren encouraged readers to unlock their creative potential with YUPO (read a free excerpt of the article online). Judging from the flood of responses, Berren’s challenge struck a chord with...

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Creativity Workshop: Etch-A-Sketch

I love the composition of Bike Bridge, Amsterdam (watercolor with colored pencil and gouache on paper, 13×231⁄4). To help the bridge really stand out, I decided to make it purple. Originally, it was higher up on the painting, but I lowered it in the final stages to create a more pleasing design and to...

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Watercolor Gallery: Ron Bigony

Whether he’s traveling or going about daily life in and around Longview, Texas, Ron Bigony finds no shortage of inspiring subjects to paint—from the vibrant colors of New York City’s bustling Times Square to a dazzling light show as the sun drops behind a rural Texas barn. “I just paint whatever moves me at...

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Creativity Workshop: Material Metamorphosis

In the October 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, Carole Berren invites fans of YUPO to embrace the surface’s potential for powerful color, value and textural effects. Read a free excerpt of the article below: Working on YUPO, a unique non-absorbent painting surface, can be challenging. The rewards, however, are many and unattainable on conventional...

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Creativity Workshop: Word Perfect Responses

Can we get a little drum roll please? We’re now pleased to announce the winner of our latest painting challenge! In the June 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist, veteran watercolorist Judy Morris invited readers to add texture to their watercolor paintings by transferring letters or words to areas of smooth washes. (Read a free...