This post goes out to those artists who every year look through the images among the top selections in the Watermedia Showcase—or any art competition—and think, I’ve done better.
Betsy Dillard Stroud shares inspiration for watercolor painting from several groundbreaking artists in this guest blog post.
Learn what it takes to win the attention of art competition award jurors—from top jurors themselves. 1. “When I jury an art competition, I look for paintings that first attract my attention with outstanding design, great color chords, meaningful content or an unusual view of an ordinary subject. Then I take a closer look....
In this snippet, Laurin McCracken shares the answers to some common watercolor painting questions regarding the materials he uses.
Drawing entries from around the world, our annual Watermedia Showcase competition highlights the incredible ingenuity and marvelous craftsmanship of watercolor artists just like you! Don’t miss your chance at the spotlight; share your watercolor paintings with us today for the possibility to be featured in the April 2017 issue of Watercolor Artist and to...
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...
Helen Birch, author of Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration & Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists, addresses how to get away with using watercolor on canvas in this exclusive excerpt.