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Of Bees and Backyards | Carolyn Lord Watercolor Landscapes

California artist Carolyn Lord streamlines her watercolor landscapes to the bare essentials—light, depth, shape and color—to create beckoning backyard havens. This process of simplification inevitably involves considerable editing as she lets details and distractions fall away. For example, in her garden paintings featuring bees, such as October Cosmos and Corm (below), she paints the insects as simple lozenge shapes,...

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A Touch of Whimsy | Charles Williams Watercolor Figures

British artist Charles Williams applies a touch of whimsy to his watercolor subjects with an award-winning artistic foundation in drawing and painting (both watercolor and oil). His paintings of everyday life—both figures and still lifes—have a distinct air, as if he’s smiling wryly to himself. The people depicted often appear to be wearing fashions that they perhaps would have been better...

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A Less-Is-More Approach for Painting Atmospheric Sea and Sky Landscapes | Hazel Soan

In her new book, The Artist’s Color Guide: Watercolor—Understanding Palette, Pigments and Properties, artist and best-selling author Hazel Soan explores each color of the rainbow—chapter by chapter—to help you select, mix and combine color with confidence to create your own radiant watercolor paintings. Here she shares how she employs blue and a less-is-more approach...

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Still Lifes Under Glass | Melanie Lacki Watercolor Gallery

Melanie Lacki‘s expressive still life watercolor paintings explore the reflective surfaces of glass and pay homage to family, friends and favorite artists. “My subject matter is chosen based on a special emotional reaction I get when observing things around me,” says Lacki, referring to the mementos, books, fruit, fabric, shells and more that take center stage...

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Real-World Poetry | Dean Mitchell Watercolor Gallery

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...