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...
Cathy Johnson gives examples of how create four effects with a watercolor pencil, along with some inspiration for your creative art journal.
Spring is here, but we're already thinking summer in the watercolor world! Watch this video for a preview of the June 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, featuring artwork by cover artist Iain Stewart, Peter Quinn, Stan Miller, Chica Brunsvold, Lynne Railsback, Marlin Rotach, Carla O'Connor, Kathleen Alexander and more!
We never really know what our paths are going to look like over the long haul, and the watercolor paintings of Ron Thurston, featured in Watercolor Artist (April 2014), are perfect examples.
Jason Rowles's work is featured in Watercolor Artist, where you can learn more about how his "meticulous and sensitive rendering elicits poetry from deserted industrial buildings and graffiti-covered walls." In this "Burning Questions" exclusive, the artist takes us further behind-the-scenes.
“Whether I’m painting an abstract or realistic landscape, my goal is to convey the same sense of wonder and beauty that I experienced while on location,” says Karlyn Holman in Watercolor Artist (February).