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  • San Diego Watercolors | Keiko Tanabe Gallery


    Well-traveled watercolorist Keiko Tanabe finds inspiration in her own backyard. When she isn’t traveling the world, Tanabe is a passionate plein air painter on her home turf—San Diego, Calif.— where she has lived for almost 25 years. “I’ve lived here longer than I’ve lived anywhere else,” she says. “Even growing up in Japan, I lived in several ...


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June 2017

– 14 Surefire Solutions to Pesky Painting Problems
– Stick to the Grid: Complex Reflections Made Easy
– Not Just a Pretty Face: Keys to Creating Compelling Portraits
– 10 Steps to Pouring a Moody Landscape
– Tips for Painting Fresh and Direct On-site
– Painting Pet Portraits With Personality

Featured Artists: Cover artist Hoi Yan Kwok, plus Robin Erickson, Carolyn Lord, Vickie Nelson, Stig-Ove Sivertsen, Keiko Tanabe and more!


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  • Watercolor Wonder: Watercolor vs. Gouache


    A Guest Post by Cassia Cogger “Knowledge is power. Information is liberating.” —Kofi Annan How does watercolor differ from gouache? What are their individual characteristics, and how might each best be applied to a mixed-media art practice? These very questions got me thinking, I wonder what would happen if I painted the exact same picture with each material; how ...

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    AcrylicWorks 5 from North Light Books is accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is March 1, 2017. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

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