Birgit O’Connor explains how to solve common watercolor problems that you may encounter when applying a wash.
If you already keep a sketchbook, you’ll enjoy this look into other artists’ processes. If you don’t have a sketching habit, we hope this issue inspires you to develop one.
When you have an idea for a new work of art, it can be tempting to want to let every aspect of it shine forth, providing a buffet of textures for the eyes to behold. But sometimes it’s best to choose a smaller set of details for the limelight.
We all make mistakes once in a while, but isn’t it nice when we can avoid them in advance? When it comes to watercolor painting, you can save time and money by learning from a pro such as Soon Warren.
Mastering the art of watercolor painting is a lifelong pursuit. The bad news is there’s no universally prescribed path or manual to guide your artistic development. The good news: That’s what makes the endeavor so exciting. Much like yourself, your artwork changes as you encounter and assimilate new sources of inspiration and information. With...
Congratulations to the 132 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 18: Value | Light + Dark! 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 18 Winner Notification”...
The June issue of Watercolor Artist is brimming with artists who have stepped out of their creative refuge and changed their work forever as a result—including James Toogood, José Apaza, Graham Flatt, Jill Krasner, Richard Sneary, Brienne Brown, Glen Knowles and more. Watch this preview to get an idea of the fantastic featured artwork.
I’ll be the first to admit that I get excited easily. Joy and laughter are rarely far from the surface, and there’s good reason for that. I absorb it from others, like a sponge. When I listen to someone who is passionate about his or her craft, I can feel it, and I want...
This post comes to you live from Houston, Texas, at the International Art Materials Trade Association’s 2016 Art Materials World convention and trade show. We're here to scour the trade show floor and spot the latest and greatest art supply store merchandise on the market, and then share it with you!
Watch a video preview of the April 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist, and learn what other gems await in the new issue!
An exclusive excerpt about color and value from the new book "Watercolor Techniques" by Michael Reardon.