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Watercolor Artist December 2015

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  • Stephen Zhang Watercolor Portraits: A Brush With Everyday Life


    Loose, broad brushstrokes and fresh color add energy and import to Stephen Zhang’s watercolor sketches and watercolor portraits of common men and women in everyday pursuits. He combines transparent washes of vibrant, flowing color and rich, complex glazes. The result? A realistic depiction that retains a fresh, spontaneous quality. “I’ve always been drawn to human figures for the stories they ...


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December 2015


  • 10 Artists You Should Know
  • 5 Steps to Creating a Path of Light
  • Handy Plein Air Painting Tips
  • 6 Keys to Composing the Perfect Still Life

Featured Artists: Mike Kowalski, Stephen Zhang, David Brayne, Linda Erfle, Thomas W. Schaller, Eric Ravilious, Dorothy Lee, Bonnie L. Catron, Lynn Powers, Eileen Sudzina, Judy Saltzman, Everett Webber, Jenny Medved, Tim Oliver, Ryan Fox, Nancy E. Caldwell


Also Inside the December 2015 Issue:

Video: the 10 artists to get on your radar

Video: Preview the artwork featured in the December issue

Online Gallery: additional paintings by the 2015 Ones to Watch

Experience Mike Kowalski’s penchant for plein air painting

David Brayne shares his imaginary worlds in watercolor

Everett Webber breaks down his use of symbolism in art

Stephen Zhang’s portraits feature loose, broad brushstrokes and fresh color

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    Pastel Painting Tips with Richard McKinley | Tue, Nov 24, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET Painting all prima, how to add texture, live Q&A and more! Register here!


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    The All Media Competition from The Artist’s Magazine is accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is November 16, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

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