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Melanie Norris shows restraint in expressive watercolor portraits

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April 2015


  • 6th Annual Watermedia Showcase
  • 4 Ways to Master Bold Color
  • 5 Steps to More Expressive Paintings
  • 10 Tips for Creating Vivid Florals

Featured Artists: Lance Hunter, David Firmstone, Melanie Norris, Pablo Rubén Lopéz Sanz, Chien Chung-Wei, Woon Lam Ng, Soon Y. Warren, Thomas W. Schaller, Peggi Kroll Roberts, Joan Mitchell, Judy Nunno


Also Inside the April 2015 Issue:

Gallery: 6th Annual Watermedia Showcase Winners

Video: Announcing the Watermedia Showcase Results!

Melanie Norris holds back with her watercolor portraits

Pablo Rubén López Sanz paints the town

David Firmstone goes large with his watercolor landscapes

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  • The Humble Wisdom of a 100-Year-Old Artist | Milford Zornes

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    It’s reassuring to hear the words of someone like watercolor artist Milford Zornes (1908-2008), in the interview he did with Sylvia Megerdichian and Bill Anderson for The Artist’s Magazine on the eve of his 100th birthday. He helps us all see truths that are easy to overlook.

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    The Annual Art Competition from The Artist’s Magazine is now accepting entries. Details Here! Deadline is April 1, 2015. Other Upcoming Art Contests can be found on our Art Competitions page.

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