"My goal is to paint something convincing," says Randall Exon. "There's a certain type of authenticity that I think I can only reach through my own memory banks."
This post goes out to those artists who every year look through the images among the top selections in the Watermedia Showcase—or any art competition—and think, I’ve done better.
Betsy Dillard Stroud shares inspiration for watercolor painting from several groundbreaking artists in this guest blog post.
In this snippet, Laurin McCracken shares the answers to some common watercolor painting questions regarding the materials he uses.
Birgit O’Connor explains how to solve common watercolor problems that you may encounter when applying a wash.
All mediums can be easily corrected, except watercolor. Here are some new watercolor tips from Johannes Vloothuis.
If you already keep a sketchbook, you’ll enjoy this look into other artists’ processes. If you don’t have a sketching habit, we hope this issue inspires you to develop one.
When you have an idea for a new work of art, it can be tempting to want to let every aspect of it shine forth, providing a buffet of textures for the eyes to behold. But sometimes it’s best to choose a smaller set of details for the limelight.
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.
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...