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!
“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!
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.
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Past Watermedia Showcase award winners share the rewards of entering an art competition—and it’s not all about taking home the prize money. “I enter many competitions every year. Often I don’t get in, but when my painting is recognized for an award, I feel validated and energized creatively.” —Soon Y. Warren | Fort Worth,...
Today we feature two artists who create watercolor landscapes that were born out of pushing limits.
"My goal is to paint something convincing," says Randall Exon. "There's a certain type of authenticity that I think I can only reach through my own memory banks."
This post goes out to those artists who every year look through the images among the top selections in the Watermedia Showcase—or any art competition—and think, I’ve done better.
Betsy Dillard Stroud shares inspiration for watercolor painting from several groundbreaking artists in this guest blog post.