“Everyone can escape from stressful life situations to find inner peace simply by playing with colour.” —Jean Haines Haines is an author, international workshop instructor and award-winning expressive watercolor artist whose East-meets-West painting style has been exhibited in a number of galleries and collected throughout the world. She shares more of the therapeutic effects...
My goal when I teach watercolor is to share the joy in the creative process rather than picking up a brush with the sole intention of always painting a masterpiece.
Admittedly, we adore fine art watercolor painting—it’s magic! But what about other ways to use watercolor? One idea currently on our minds (thanks, Pinterest and instagram) is brush lettering with watercolor.
The October 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist is this fall’s must-have watercolor painting resource, featuring tips on plein air sketching, getting the most out of your brushes and using expressive color. Watch this video to preview the work featured in the issue.
First you must understand how to break down your compositions into values, then you must translate value to color in watercolor painting. Watercolor artist Michael Reardon takes the mystery out of seeing values in your subject in the October 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. Values are a range of tones that span from pure...
“These places I paint, I know them intimately,” says Thomas McNickle of the tranquil surroundings located just minutes from his Pennsylvania home. “Even as a little child, I had two overwhelming interests in life: one was art, and the other was nature." Get his must-have tips for plein air sketching here!
Patricia Guzmán celebrates the indigenous people of Mexico in watercolor portraits that defy stereotype and shine a light on the displaced, disappeared and forgotten. Follow along step-by-step in this stellar watercolor demonstration!
Ian Ramsay pushes his architecture- and maritime-inspired watercolor landscapes beyond the facts of his reference photos to create mood and a feeling of being there. View some of these enchanted vistas here!
Watercolor artist Carol Carter is known for her vibrant, non-local figurative work, but she’s also got a penchant for watercolor flowers. “Initially, I was reluctant to paint flowers—I thought I was only a figurative painter,” she says. “I found, though, that it wasn’t difficult for me to switch gears; every painting has its own...
Imagien your work in Watercolor Artist. This year we’ve doubled the cash awards for the Watermedia Showcase competition—totaling $4,500! Think about what $2,500, $1,250 or $750 could mean for your art—and what having your watercolor painting appear in print could do for your career.
Entering art competitions is a daunting act; people will actually judge your work, after all. But that’s one of the contributing factors to your growth as an artist. the deadline for the Watermedia Showcase is quickly approaching (on August 1)—enter today!