Dean Mitchell wields his brush with soft, yet deft, strokes of controlled edges and subtle transitions to honor the spirit of oft-overlooked people and places. Paintings that at first glance appear to be straightforward, realistic renderings turn out, on closer inspection, to be highly organized compositions in which careful editing and orchestration of tone...
Use our year-at-a-glance article index to easily locate all of your favorite painting artists and articles that appeared in the 2014 issues of Watercolor Artist.
View watermedia works by the 10 up-and-coming artists selected as Watercolor Artist's 2014 Ones to Watch in this online-exclusive gallery.
Learn how making your own neutral colors can add pizzazz to your painting in this watercolor tutorial by Bev Jozwiak.
My mother loves to give people flowers. We have dinner together often, and it’s all very spur of the moment, but every once in a while, she likes to observe a little formality of bringing a hostess gift in the form of flowers, even if it’s a simple bouquet from the grocery store. My mom...
If you were strolling along a river or canal in France on a lovely evening, you may have passed a landscape artist who was painting water--still, peaceful water. Ian Potts, who painted en plein air, found that watercolor best suited his needs, rather than oil.
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...