A simple floral arrangement can be the perfect subject for beginner still lifes. by Janet WalshWith many years of experience as a watercolor instructor and artist, I have developed a simplified approach to painting flowers in watercolor.In this article, I have divided the approach into two segments. The first half focuses on exploring and developing confidence in drawing and painting the different shapes, colors, and individuality of each flower.
This is the time of year where the earth breaks away to reveal fresh blooms. One such flower, the wild sunflower, offers beauty from top to bottom, bolstering vibrant yellow petals and lively green leaves.Below, Mario Robinson shows how a combination of watercolors and a textured background can breathe new life into the already brimming wild sunflower.
Take a peek at these extraordinary watercolor paintings, all winners in the Splash 20 competition!Watercolor is one of the most popular paint media—and for good reason. The Splash series presents works of outstanding contemporary watercolorists from around the globe. In its 20th year, Splash featured 125 works centered on the theme of creative composition.
I spoke with Calvin Goodman, the author of Art Marketing Handbook (Gee Tee Bee Publications, Los Angeles, California), just after finishing my blog post about capturing a likeness in portrait painting. They lack a sense of the subject’s emotions or the passion of the artist.”Calvin and I talked a bit more about what it really means for artists to add their personal, emotional, unique response to a landscape, still life, or portrait.
Neon art puts the power to bend light into an artist’s hand. Discover an artist on the cusp of breakthroughs in neon and how the phenomenon began. Enjoy!Neon Art: Bending Light to DesignNoticing light at play on an object is an early challenge many artists encounter. Their first furtive trees float in space until shadow grounds them and sunlight offers dimension.
Watercolor is one of those wondrous materials that can be manipulated in so many different ways. There’s a volatility to watercolor painting as well, and that’s what makes water-based paints so exciting to use.For Jamie Wyeth, son of notable American realist Andrew Wyeth, watercolor paintings have been as much a part of his oeuvre as oil painting.