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Painting the Town | Watercolor Cityscapes by Pablo Ruben Lopez Sanz

Subtle pops of color punctuate the gray streets of Pablo Rubén López Sanz‘s large-scale watercolor cityscapes, enticing us to view the world anew. The Spanish artist says that because he only paints landscapes and cityscapes, “travel offers the best way to find new subjects. All of my paintings are based on places to which I’ve actually...

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Painting Large | David Firmstone Watercolor Landscapes

For British artist David Firmstone, working large—often in the 3- to 4-feet range—opens the door to creative techniques not usually associated with watercolors. He has received international recognition for his extremely large watercolor landscapes and seascapes that, while clearly rooted in reality, have a dreamlike, sometimes unsettling, quality. Painting large opens the door to the...

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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...