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.

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The Most Common Mistake Artists Make Is …

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...

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Splash 16 Winners Announced

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...

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A Fat Cat, Ethnic Bread, and Watercolor

When The Watercolor Bible by Joe Garcia landed on my desk, I wondered if it could possibly include everything that a beginning artist needs to know about using watercolor. After reviewing it, I can tell you that I believe it does. Garcia covers basic materials, composition, drawing techniques, watercolor properties, color, and special effects....

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The Year in Watercolor: An Invaluable Art Resource

Now available on CD or as a download, the Watercolor Artist 2013 Archive features more than 500 pages of watercolor tips, breathtaking paintings, techniques and inspiration. That's an entire year’s worth of step-by-step watercolor tutorials by today’s top watercolor artists; technical pointers; inspiring artwork; and even watercolor painting ideas.