Shiny metal surfaces can’t help but catch a viewer’s eye. Paul Jackson's watercolor painting demonstration shows how to depict these shiny objects.
In the October 2014 issue of WATERCOLOR ARTIST, you’ll learn secrets to painting water, creating the illusion of depth, the top artist's picks for brushes, how to simplify complex scenes in your own watercolor painting—plus other invaluable watercolor techniques. Watch a preview of the issue here!
Direk Kingnok, featured in the October 2014 issue of WATERCOLOR ARTIST, is moved to paint by the beauty that surrounds him, and he finds it everywhere. Enjoy a gallery of his watercolor landscapes here.
The settings that George James creates are familiar and the arrangements are casual—studios, cafes, gardens—all familiar haunts of a painter. In this free excerpt from "Floating and in Flux" by Ruth K. Meyer in the January/February 2012 issue of The Artist's Magazine, James shares his technique in a step-by-step demonstration.
Watercolorist Carol Evans paints the sort of idyllic scenes you’d expect to see in a tourism brochure or dream vacation photos. But in reality, she just taps into the inspiration that surrounds her every day. As a 30-year resident of Salt Spring Island off the west coast of British Columbia, Canada, she has lived much...
Artist Jean Pederson has adapted several techniques to suit her personality, one of which is to apply wet glazing on a vertical surface. Learn how in this guest blog post.
It’s hard to imagine the difficult task that was before Rachel Rubin Wolf, editor of the Splash series on watercolor artists and their paintings. Each year, she chooses a select group from hundreds of entries that are then featured in the newest book. Now it’s my responsibility to share some of the images from...
Joseph Raffael's huge, vibrant watercolor flowers exhibit a master's command of color and composition. See some of his amazing work as you read his views on life and art, taken from a series of conversations with Betsy Dillard Stroud for The Artist's Magazine.
“Watermedia painting has a long history,” says Stephen Quiller in the August 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist. “Most of the best-known watercolor masters, including Joseph Mallord William Turner, William Blake, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent, Charles E. Burchfield and John Marin, used opaque gouache, wax, India ink or charcoal along with transparent watercolor in...
Watch a preview of the August 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, featuring helpful articles on painting reflections, watercolor approaches to acrylic painting, pouring watercolor and other invaluable watercolor tips.
Judi Betts was paying attention when she watched Millard Sheets demonstrate one of his watercolor techniques on how to section off the surface and invent color chords to make an underpainting that provided texture, shape and value.