Ian Ramsay pushes his architecture- and maritime-inspired watercolor landscapes beyond the facts of his reference photos to create mood and a feeling of being there. View some of these enchanted vistas here!
British artist Robin Warnes’ pastel art features abstracted images, but the work is anchored in reality. “I think you can represent the real world without being a slave to it,” he says. View a selection of his still lifes, figures and landscapes here.
When Dan Marshall began working with watercolors, he was immediately taken by the sensitivity of the medium and the atmospheric effects he could achieve in his watercolor landscapes. They feature a broad panning sweep; the compositional staging is highly stylized, abstract and near-cinematic. View a gallery of them here.
Bill Hook reveals the uncommon beauty in urban structures through watercolor painting, filling his work with images of grain elevators, bascule bridges and structures made of concrete, rivets and steel.
In the spring 2016 issue of Drawing, we feature Ben Tolman as our New and Notable artist. Tolman’s ink drawings are painstakingly detailed, and they portray city life as both disorderly and structured. The interplay between reality and fantasy often makes its way into his pieces, which incorporate such elements as a crumbling complex full of zoo animals and an office...
Inspired by far-reaching travels from the planet’s poles to the Equator, Zaria Forman’s monumental compositions—sublime in both beauty and content—document the many forms of water, a vital resource to all living things on Earth ...
Three pros—Richard Sneary, Brienne Brown and Glen Knowles—share their best tips for watercolor painting en plein air in the June 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. View a gallery of their work here, along with some bonus pointers!
For Jill Krasner, making art is all about freedom and joy. She loves the whimsy, the dreamlike quality and the fantasy she can bring to an abstract watercolor. View a gallery of her multimedia works here.
View a gallery of Oklahoma artist Jude Tolar's striking pastel florals, which she paints as floral "portraits" in order to filter out distracting details.
Regarding abstract art, New York City artist Arlene Richman says, “I try not to be intellectual about it. I let it happen. View this gallery of non-objective pastels by the winner of the Richeson Pastel Bronze Award in the 17th annual Pastel 100 competition.
Laurie Goldstein-Warren was taught in watercolor painting to work light to dark, but she's since learned to go straight in with the darkest darks for drama. View a gallery of her dramatic works of art here.