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.
My goal when I teach watercolor is to share the joy in the creative process rather than picking up a brush with the sole intention of always painting a masterpiece.
Admittedly, we adore fine art watercolor painting—it’s magic! But what about other ways to use watercolor? One idea currently on our minds (thanks, Pinterest and instagram) is brush lettering with watercolor.
The October 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist is this fall’s must-have watercolor painting resource, featuring tips on plein air sketching, getting the most out of your brushes and using expressive color. Watch this video to preview the work featured in the issue.
Imagien your work in Watercolor Artist. This year we’ve doubled the cash awards for the Watermedia Showcase competition—totaling $4,500! Think about what $2,500, $1,250 or $750 could mean for your art—and what having your watercolor painting appear in print could do for your career.
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Past Watermedia Showcase award winners share the rewards of entering an art competition—and it’s not all about taking home the prize money. “I enter many competitions every year. Often I don’t get in, but when my painting is recognized for an award, I feel validated and energized creatively.” —Soon Y. Warren | Fort Worth,...
Entering art competitions is a daunting act; people will actually judge your work, after all. But that’s one of the contributing factors to your growth as an artist. the deadline for the Watermedia Showcase is quickly approaching (on August 1)—enter today!
Today we feature two artists who create watercolor landscapes that were born out of pushing limits.
This post goes out to those artists who every year look through the images among the top selections in the Watermedia Showcase—or any art competition—and think, I’ve done better.
Betsy Dillard Stroud shares inspiration for watercolor painting from several groundbreaking artists in this guest blog post.