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Face Time: Myrna Wacknov Self-Portrait Gallery

Around the time watercolor artist-turned-mixed-media-artist Myrna Wacknov began painting experimental portraits, she hit upon a way to streamline the effort that has since provided an endless opportunity for inventive exploration: self-portraiture. “I was teaching a workshop in advanced portraiture, and one of the lessons was about the face and hands,” she says. “The previous lesson...

Relationship of the City #6 (watercolor on paper) by Tan Suz Chiang

A Land Remembered | Tan Suz Chiang Watercolor Abstracts

Like childhood memories, Tan Suz Chiang’s landscapes tap a wellspring of emotion, but can be fuzzy on the details. Deciding that his early work in realism lacked feeling or meaning, the Malaysian artist now takes a more abstracted view of places he holds dear. Through his eyes, we see the landscape as he remembers...

Penzance (watercolor on paper) by Andrew Horrod

On Location: Andrew Horrod Watercolor Cityscapes

“A key part of what I do and who I am comes from the fact that I must experience the scene firsthand,” says award-winning British watercolorist Andrew Horrod of his dreamlike urban landscapes. “Almost every painting I do is started—and sometimes substantially completed—in front of the subject.” Horrod says he finds experiencing a location as...