We never really know what our paths are going to look like over the long haul, and the watercolor paintings of Ron Thurston, featured in Watercolor Artist (April 2014), are perfect examples.
The April 2014 Watercolor Artist, the art resource for spring, features the top paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase, watercolor painting tips on creating color harmony, the go-to colors of the pros, and plenty of watercolor painting ideas. Watch a video preview of the issue here!
WET GLAZING WITH WATERCOLOR In this art lesson from ArtistsNetwork.tv, watercolor artist Jean Pederson completes a wet-on-wet painting of three grapes, creating rich, juicy watercolor by layering transparent and opaque paint on a wet surface. You will learn exercises for painting wet-on-wet on a vertical surface, allowing you to adjust color and temperature, and...
The results are in! View the prizewinning paintings in the 5th Annual Watermedia Showcase competition from Watercolor Artist here.
This Creativity Workshop post celebrates original sketch work in final paintings, revealing the drawing and line work in the painting composition. Get painting!
Learn Soon Warren’s to get her favorite painting techniques you’ll be able to use every time you paint in watercolor. You’ll get helpful information on choosing your materials and supplies, and then you’ll work along with Soon to see how those paint properties can be used and adapted to your subject. You’ll learn the properties of staining...
When The Watercolor Bible by Joe Garcia landed on my desk, I wondered if it could possibly include everything that a beginning artist needs to know about using watercolor. After reviewing it, I can tell you that I believe it does. Garcia covers basic materials, composition, drawing techniques, watercolor properties, color, and special effects....
Today's blog post is an excerpt from The Artist's Magazine (March 2009), which featured the work of David Curtis in an article titled "Quick-Change Artist," inspired by the fact that Curtis is comfortable painting with both oil and watercolor. Continue reading to learn more about his unique style.
Join The Artist's Magazine in welcoming our January artist of the month, Denny Bond! Bond was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 30th Annual Art Competition. His painting, Ninety Two (watercolor, 24x20) is below. Keep scrolling to see what Bond has to say about art and life.
Now available on CD or as a download, the Watercolor Artist 2013 Archive features more than 500 pages of watercolor tips, breathtaking paintings, techniques and inspiration. That's an entire year’s worth of step-by-step watercolor tutorials by today’s top watercolor artists; technical pointers; inspiring artwork; and even watercolor painting ideas.