With a self-control borne out of experience, Olga Litvinenko knows when to forge ahead and when to scale back in glowing watercolors that express her love of city life.
Abel Kesteven captures the excitement of pastel figures and animals in action with a minimalist, semi-abstract approach that successfully gets to the essence of his subjects. View his colorful paintings here!
"Grasses talk to me,” says Montana artist Jeanette Rehahn. View her "living carpets" in this gallery of pastel landscapes from Pastel Journal, and learn more about her in the February 2017 issue.
Take a look at Maria Marino's pastel studies and learn how they inform her stunning pastel paintings.
Esteemed watercolorist John Salminen shares the stories behind the paintings from a few of his most recent adventures.
Catherine P. O’Neill paints watercolor figures and scenes from the American heartland with a pouring and lifting technique that she shares in the December 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. View some of her paintings here!
Meet the emerging artists who have caught the attention of today’s top instructors and exhibition jurors throughout the year. These “Ones to Watch” obviously treasure their work, and the various ways in which they channel that passion are what make this annual feature so celebratory.
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.