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  • Hyperrealism in Watercolor | Rance Jones Gallery

    Joshua Tree (watercolor on paper, 24x26) by Rance Jones | watercolor painting

    Whether it’s a series of works depicting scenes from an Irish fishing village or vignettes of small-town Mexico, there’s a tale being told in Rance Jones’ watercolor paintings that delves beyond the surface, suggested in glances and gestures.


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June 2015

watercolor artist june 2015 issue | watercolor painting

  • 33 Tips for Painting On Location
  • The Secrets to Mastering Water Ripples
  • Finished Paintings in Just 3 Washes
  • Series That Tell a Story

Featured Artists: Andy Evansen, Frank Eber, Brenda Swenson, David Savellano, Ron Stocke, Ong Kim Seng, Michael Reardon, Kathie George, Carolyn Lord, Marc Taro Holmes, Clarkson Frederick Stanfield, Frederick C. Graff, Rance Jones, Robin Purcell, Soon Y. Warren


Also Inside the April 2015 Issue:

8 plein air painting tips from the pros

Frederick C. Graff paints landscapes in broken planes

Rance Jones goes for hyperrealism in his narrative watercolors

Urban sketcher Marc Taro Holmes shares his three-pass watercolor technique

Robin Purcell interprets the California landscape into patchwork-like shapes

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  • An Observer, an Editor and a Recorder = An Artist

    cropped sketching-watercolor-Queensboro-Bridge-by-Iain-Stewart

    Once you’ve had a chance to take in Stewart’s watercolor painting, be swept to Istanbul, as he describes what it’s like to be sketching abroad in what I, at least, consider to be ideal circumstances: with nothing but time and a patient traveling partner.

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