Past Watermedia Showcase award winners share the rewards of entering an art competition—and it’s not all about taking home the prize money. “I enter many competitions every year. Often I don’t get in, but when my painting is recognized for an award, I feel validated and energized creatively.” —Soon Y. Warren | Fort Worth,...
Entering art competitions is a daunting act; people will actually judge your work, after all. But that’s one of the contributing factors to your growth as an artist. the deadline for the Watermedia Showcase is quickly approaching (on August 1)—enter today!
Today we feature two artists who create watercolor landscapes that were born out of pushing limits.
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.