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Painterly People | Carol McSweeney Watercolor Portraits

The watercolor portraits of Carol McSweeney, which she describes as “carefully and sometimes deceptively loose,” convey the artist’s fascination with the human spirit and the unique beauty she observes in people. McSweeney is passionate about getting to know her subjects. “It’s educational for me to meet and hear about their lives and then create a piece that...

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Drama, Extravagance and Poetry | Brent Funderburk Watercolor Gallery

Brent Funderburk infuses his watercolor still life and non-objective paintings with saturated color and rich complexity to take viewers on a magical adventure. His large watercolors drip and flood in rivers of saturated hues, while forms are modeled to almost psychedelic intensity. Subjects—from paint tubes and flowers to dancers—float, fly and dissolve in whirlwinds of paint...

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Pastel Pick of the Week | 23 Masters of Landscape Painting

Many artists draw their painting inspiration from the landscape. Why? There's the practical aspect: Unlike other subjects—a figure model or a wildlife subject, for example—the landscape is there and ready to accommodate your schedule. You can step outside your door at any time, if you like, and start looking for compositions. That said, the...

Bottomland, Kathryn Fehlig, Acrylic Artist

Acrylic Artist, Kathryn Fehlig

In the summer issue of Acrylic Artist, we talked with Kathryn Fehlig about her work as an acrylic artist. In the feature we share three of her landscapes. Here, we have the opportunity to share another of her paintings and learn a bit more about this nature-inspired artist.   Bottomland (acrylic on canvas,10×8) by Kathryn Fehlig   Sometimes, things do...