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).
The April 2014 Watercolor Artist, the art resource for spring, features the top paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase, watercolor painting tips on creating color harmony, the go-to colors of the pros, and plenty of watercolor painting ideas. Watch a video preview of the issue here!
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....
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.
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 us in again and again and continually offers up new discoveries to ponder and...