How we remember a place vs. what we actually saw can be influenced by what was most important to us, whether it was a building, a bench, or a corner of a garden. Surely you’ve pictured a favorite place in your mind, only to arrive at the location in person and realize it’s not...
Watercolor Artist is proud to present this video of paintings by the latest batch of selected emerging artists, the 2016 Ones to Watch!
A free mini-lesson on pastel painting and how to draw with pastels. Learn pastel techniques for beginners, and how to work safely with pastels.
I don’t mean to brag, but our latest issue is pretty spectacular. The December 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist contains so many diverse watercolor painting styles, inspiring artists and watercolor techniques that anyone would agree it’s remarkable. Take a peek and watch this video preview!
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!
Esteemed watercolorist John Salminen shares the stories behind the paintings from a few of his most recent adventures.
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.
The value in going back to a watercolor painting at a later time is that you can learn so much from your previous brushwork, color choices and half-finished composition.
In the Fall 2016 issue of Acrylic Artist we feature Kevin T. Kelly, focusing on his acrylic landscapes as well as his painting techniques. We caught up with Kelly recently, whose studio happens to be in the same town as the home office of Acrylic Artist—Cincinnati, Ohio, to get his take on what makes...
Carole McDermott uses the suggestive powers of watercolor—its ability to veil, drip and flow—to summon a sense of romance and joy in her New York City Central Park watercolors. She combines precise draftsmanship and accurate perspectives with open brushwork and adventurous paint. This handling creates works that describe specific places, but which remain suggestive and...
A mini-lesson on drawing the mouth: Understanding the basic structures of the various facial features goes a long way in achieving a realistic depiction in a drawing.