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Mixing Watercolors

Many purests will tell you never to use secondary or intermediate colors from tubes when mixing watercolors. Instead, you should always mix your blacks, neutrals (browns) and grays from primary colors. Phoenix artist Julie Gilbert Pollard recommends choosing a selection of watercolors that are mostly warm and cool versions of the primary colors, with no...

Technique Tuesdays: Watercolor for Mixed Media

Mixed-media artists are quickly discovering the creative rewards of adding watercolor to their art journal pages, collages, monoprints, and more. Watercolor’s versatility allows it to shine on a variety of surfaces, and it can be combined with other mediums and materials. Best of all, watercolor isn’t limited to pans or tubes—you can get stunning watercolor...

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Watercolor Without Rules | Nadine Charlsen Watercolor Gallery

When watercolorist Nadine Charlsen walked into Paul Ching-Bor’s class, his first words caught her by surprise: “I don’t have rules.” Foregoing traditional technique, he started dark and worked light; he liberally scratched parts off and scrubbed others out, “and I’d never seen that before,” Charlsen says. That class challenged her own tendencies, allowing her the...

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Watercolor Painting Video | Watercolor Artist February 2017 Issue Preview

The February issue of Watercolor Artist features the paintings that won top prizes in national watercolor society exhibitions, creative jump-starts and new watercolor hacks to try. Featured artists include Helen Brown, Nadine Charlsen, Kathleen S. Giles, Olga Litvinenko, Yael Maimon, Enza Viceconte, William Trost Richards and more. Watch our preview and check it out!

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Watercolor Figures | Yael Maimon Gallery

Israeli artist Yael Maimon is known for adept, expressive strokes; bold, vivid colors; and delightfully  engaging painting series of cats, desserts and fairytale figures. “I think that over the years I’ve developed my own style that keeps evolving,” she says. “It’s a natural process; it’s not static. Style builds slowly over time and shifts in relation to life...

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Ode to the Sea | Enza Viceconte Watercolor Seascapes

As a watercolorist, Enza Viceconte finds water to be essential to her work, and it also serves as the subject and spiritual wellspring of her creative output. “I really love the sea, its rocks and its natural light,” Viceconte says. “The silent and private language I share with the sea has always been a...