Watercolor Artist Blog

Stay up to date on watercolor news, watercolor events and more—often a watercolor tutorial or two—with the editors of Watercolor Artist magazine.

Watercolor painting by Mary Whyte | ArtistsNetwork.com

Advice From Mary Whyte

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.

Painting Loose

Jean Haines extols the virtues of a loose and wild life...of watercolor. Join her as she discusses how play and movement are crucial components to watercolors that have personality and convey joy and vibrancy.

Watercolor Wonder: Watercolor vs. Gouache

A Guest Post by Cassia Cogger “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.” —Kofi Annan How does watercolor differ from gouache? What are their individual characteristics, and how might each best be applied to a mixed-media art practice? These very questions got me thinking, I wonder what would happen if I painted...

watercolor landscape Olga Litvenenko | watercolor painting

Watercolor Painting Video | Watercolor Artist February 2017 Issue Preview

The February issue of Watercolor Artist features the paintings that won top prizes in national watercolor society exhibitions, creative jump-starts and new watercolor hacks to try. Featured artists include Helen Brown, Nadine Charlsen, Kathleen S. Giles, Olga Litvinenko, Yael Maimon, Enza Viceconte, William Trost Richards and more. Watch our preview and...