Watercolor Art: How to Techniques Painting & Landscapes

Mastering the fundamentals and various approaches to watercolor art is challenging and rewarding. You’ll learn about watercolor painting techniques for landscapes and portraits and more, in online galleries, step-by-step tutorials and creative challenges. Enjoy learning how to paint with watercolors!

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Acrylic Landscape Paintings by Stephen Quiller

“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...

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Expressive Watercolor Landscapes | Ian Potts

“I see my watercolors as an extension of the history of English watercolor painting—absolutely within the tradition, but moving forward a bit, I hope,” British artist Ian Potts says. “People’s ideas of how they want to express themselves have changed, but the underlying craftsmanship doesn’t alter radically. It accumulates.” Update on June 2, 2014: It...

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Still Lifes in Reflection | David Stickel

David Stickel’s watercolor paintings create drama and mystery through carefully rendered views. Sometimes his paintings make you feel like you’re trying to solve a mind-bending puzzle. To experience this sensation firsthand, just take a closer look at one of his window reflection pieces, below, and spend a few minutes really considering what’s in front of...

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Splash 16 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 121 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 16: Exploring Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 16 Winner Notification” no later than...