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August 2014


  • A Watercolorist’s Approach to Acrylics
  • The Keys to Painting Reflections
  • How to Make Paintings that Glow
  • Tips for Maximizing Your Pouring Technique

Featured Artists: Stephen Quiller, David Stickel, Ian Potts, Marsha Chandler, Mark E. Mehaffey, Amy Dean McKittrick, Judi Betts



Also Inside the August 2014 Issue:

Midtone Watercolor Paintings that Enhance Color Relationships

Creativity Workshop: Watercolor Tips for Successful Pouring

Ian Potts’ Expressive Watercolor Landscapes

David Stickel’s Reflective Still Lifes

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  • Three Surfaces for Watercolor Painting, Explained

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    in addition to your paint and brush, you need a specific surface on which to work. Who would’ve thought that paper would make such a big difference? For beginners, that answer (at least) can be solved here, now.

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