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A Less-Is-More Approach for Painting Atmospheric Sea and Sky Landscapes | Hazel Soan

In her new book, The Artist’s Color Guide: Watercolor—Understanding Palette, Pigments and Properties, artist and best-selling author Hazel Soan explores each color of the rainbow—chapter by chapter—to help you select, mix and combine color with confidence to create your own radiant watercolor paintings. Here she shares how she employs blue and a less-is-more approach...

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Still Lifes Under Glass | Melanie Lacki Watercolor Gallery

Melanie Lacki‘s expressive still life watercolor paintings explore the reflective surfaces of glass and pay homage to family, friends and favorite artists. “My subject matter is chosen based on a special emotional reaction I get when observing things around me,” says Lacki, referring to the mementos, books, fruit, fabric, shells and more that take center stage...

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Real-World Poetry | Dean Mitchell Watercolor Gallery

Dean Mitchell wields his brush with soft, yet deft, strokes of controlled edges and subtle transitions to honor the spirit of oft-overlooked people and places. Paintings that at first glance appear to be straightforward, realistic renderings turn out, on closer inspection, to be highly organized compositions in which careful editing and orchestration of tone...

Pastel Pointers | Artists and Their Public

Twilight is an interesting time of day to paint. It lasts for only a short amount of time. When not finessed properly, it can become cliché, looking more like a postcard than a fine art painting. Not being a person that has been drawn to painting this specific time of day, I found it...