If you’ll be in or around Maine this spring, take note: The full breadth of the Portland Museum of Art’s (PMA) collection is on view in the exhibition “Masterworks on Paper: Highlights from the Portland Museum of Art,” through June 5. “Masterworks on Paper” includes drawings, prints, watercolors and photographs spanning some 175 years,...
This tutorial will deal with the comparisons of hot pressed, cold pressed and rough watercolor paper. To begin with the usage of the term “paper” is a misnomer. In a way this term devalues the price for watercolor paintings in galleries. It suggests the surface is not permanent because the image is painted on...
Watch a video preview of the April 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist, and learn what other gems await in the new issue!
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.
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.
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...
Because watercolor paper under 300-lbs. will buckle when you use lots of water or paint large washes, you should stretch your paper before painting. Follow along as Sandrine Pelissier, author of Fearless Watercolor for Beginners, shows you how to stretch watercolor paper in five simple steps.
Which issue had that article with the excellent Ron Stocke plein air demo? What kind of surface does Carrie Waller use? Find these answers and revisit your other favorite 2015 features in the Watercolor Artist CD archive!