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Watercolor Artist Blog
The art resource for every watercolorist, The February 2014 Watercolor Artist features helpful articles on combining acrylic ink and watercolor, figures in the landscape, new art tools—plus other invaluable watercolor techniques. Watch a preview of the issue here!
Claudia Nice understands how to convey the feeling of being in a landscape in person, and how to translate that to a work of art. Today, I’m happy to share with you this brief excerpt from her book, Creating Textured Landscapes with Pen, Ink and Watercolor.
The recipe for a good painting can be boiled down to seven basic elements: line, shape, form, space, color, value and texture. But a great painting possesses something else as well—an additional ingredient that draws …
It’s no wonder that flowers are such a popular subject to paint, given their presence in our lives. Janet Walsh and Julie Gilbert Pollard use watercolor to create paintings of flowers that are full of movement and life.
“Richard Scott’s use of watercolor conveys a painterly quality; it’s not tint-y or tentative,” says Carolyn Lord. “Even though the paint is quite fluid, he controls his values and reveals just enough edges and shapes to support the drawing and composition.” Richard is featured in Watercolor Artist. Here, we share a fun Q&A with him.
The nature-inspired watercolor paintings of Linda Kemp remind me of a small patch of a sandbar here, where I’ve sat many times. I think it’s because her paintings represent something bigger; they show a piece of a puzzle in a unique way that still captures the tranquil moments I’ve experienced…
There are two very cool things about the new book Splash Retrospective. First, it’s a collection of 20 years’ worth of stunning contemporary watercolor paintings. And second, when you pre-order it from North Light Shop, you can immediately get the digital version so that you don’t have to wait for it arrive at your doorstep. But back to the juicy part–about the artwork…