If you were strolling along a river or canal in France on a lovely evening, you may have passed a landscape artist who was painting water--still, peaceful water. Ian Potts, who painted en plein air, found that watercolor best suited his needs, rather than oil.
In the October 2014 issue of WATERCOLOR ARTIST, you’ll learn secrets to painting water, creating the illusion of depth, the top artist's picks for brushes, how to simplify complex scenes in your own watercolor painting—plus other invaluable watercolor techniques. Watch a preview of the issue here!
It’s hard to imagine the difficult task that was before Rachel Rubin Wolf, editor of the Splash series on watercolor artists and their paintings. Each year, she chooses a select group from hundreds of entries that are then featured in the newest book. Now it’s my responsibility to share some of the images from...
In honor of Father's Day, we're celebrating how fathers have inspired artists by sharing a small selection of stories. Read these, and share your own with us.
Watch a preview of the August 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, featuring helpful articles on painting reflections, watercolor approaches to acrylic painting, pouring watercolor and other invaluable watercolor tips.
Landscape paintings are inspired by visions such as these because the earth provides us with so many wondering thoughts of how and why we’re here. And sometimes all we can do is absorb the beauty, then let it spill out in our own creative interpretations.
Mary Whyte's watercolors tell stories of Americans whose work and traditions are fading into the past, but not before she documents their existence in artworks that could strongly stand on their own even without the meanings behind them.
Watercolor artist Birgit O'Connor shares four quick tips for painting with watercolor. And don't miss her bonus demonstrations on how to paint flowers!
Artist and author Joyce Hicks speaks to the most common mistake that beginning artists make in the introduction to her new book, Beautiful Watercolor Landscapes. Her love of painting is infectious, as you’ll see. I have to tell you, it was hard to decide exactly what to feature here, as her writing is as...
I share a love of gardening with none other than Soon Warren, who has the talent (and has put in the time and effort) to share her appreciation of flowers by painting them with grace.
Congratulations to the 121 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 16: Exploring Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 16 Winner Notification” no later than...