Imagien your work in Watercolor Artist. This year we’ve doubled the cash awards for the Watermedia Showcase competition—totaling $4,500! Think about what $2,500, $1,250 or $750 could mean for your art—and what having your watercolor painting appear in print could do for your career.
Entering art competitions is a daunting act; people will actually judge your work, after all. But that’s one of the contributing factors to your growth as an artist. the deadline for the Watermedia Showcase is quickly approaching (on August 1)—enter today!
Today we feature two artists who create watercolor landscapes that were born out of pushing limits.
"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.