Congratulations to our February Artist of the Month, Linda Besse! Linda was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine‘s Annual Art Competition! Her painting In the Pink is below. Read more about what sparked her artistic interest and how one interaction with a child instilled a sense of self-appreciation in her. Meade, WA ~ besseart.com My leap into the art...
What's on your easel? Is it new and bold? Inventive and inspired? Flat out stunning? And how would it look framed and hanging in a show at the Salmagundi Club? Don't miss your chance to make it happen!
An exclusive excerpt about color and value from the new book "Watercolor Techniques" by Michael Reardon.
The results from Watercolor Artist's annual watercolor art competition are in! Watch a video and get details on the prizewinners here.
"Close-Up" gives you insider knowledge and an intimate view of a painting that is featured in The Artist's Magazine. "Texture and More Texture" by Jimmy Wright originally appeared in the November 2011 issue.
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.
In the winter 2016 issue of Drawing magazine, we feature Mike Lee as our New and Notable artist. Lee’s graphite drawings contemplate the duality between artificiality and realism by taking everyday normalcies (figures, objects and settings) and working them into their most simplistic forms. Small subjects surrounded by vast white spaces, Lee’s drawings represent fleeting moments in a...
The crop of winners from our most recent watercolor art competition, the 7th annual Watermedia Showcase, exempliﬁes incredible ingenuity, marvelous craftsmanship and masterful watercolor painting. View a gallery of the top prizewinners here.
Watercolor artist Charles Henry Rouse drenches mosaic-style shapes with lively color to add a vibrant feel to his paintings. Follow along to see how he establishes the value system in his piece, Road Warriors, here.
“Watercolor seems like it was made for painting cloud-filled skies,” says artist William C. Wright. “When mixed with water, its translucency enables the artist to achieve soft edges and accidental effects easily and quickly. And, because watercolor dries fast, especially en plein air, layering additional colors in the sky is effectively accomplished.” Follow along...
Feeling mischievous? Ask a group of painters what colors are best for a plein air palette—then sit back and enjoy the show! But, as Michael Chesley Johnson explains, there are some basic considerations when selecting a palette for painting en plein air.