Three pros—Richard Sneary, Brienne Brown and Glen Knowles—share their best tips for watercolor painting en plein air in the June 2016 issue of Watercolor Artist. View a gallery of their work here, along with some bonus pointers!
For Jill Krasner, making art is all about freedom and joy. She loves the whimsy, the dreamlike quality and the fantasy she can bring to an abstract watercolor. View a gallery of her multimedia works here.
Peruvian-born artist José Apaza takes a simple, straightforward approach to his watercolor figures and portraits. He cites regular people, not artists, as his primary creative influence. View some of these humble people in this watercolor gallery.
Graham Flatt relies on distinctly unorthodox paint handling for his watercolor and pastel landscapes, along with the power of suggestion, to re-create the adventurous world of the American frontier. View his landscapes 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.
Find out when to submit your work in 2016’s juried art shows, and to which watercolor society. Plus, watch a video of the 27 best watermedia paintings of 2015!
Adventurous techniques and an emphasis on value lend an evocative air of timelessness to Susan Weintraub’s Brighton Beach watercolor cityscapes. New York City threatens to dissolve in her paintings, as buildings and figures loom softly in veils of drizzle and mist that can render concrete and steel as insubstantial as a dream. Streetlights and headlights shimmer...