Hone your craft with 6 quick and easy brush exercises.
Watercolor Painting Questions:
On The Net: Artist Showcase
See fine watercolor paintings from artists
living in the USA and around the world.
(All images © copyright of individual artists)
Click the links below for fast and free watercolor lessons.
Watercolor Allstars #1
In this edition of the On The Net Artist Showcase
we feature an all-male selection of past all-stars and a couple up-and-coming pro painters.
See the works of Thomas W. Schaller, Nicholas Simmons, Sterling Edwards, M.E. Mike Bailey, Milind Mulick, and Andy Evansen.
Click on their links in the Artist Showcase
and check out the techniques and subject matter each artist uses to create their personal vision, and smile!
About the Artist Showcase
We showcase a new group of watercolorists with each new issue. Most of our artists are picked from links that are submitted by the artists themselves or by one of their fans. The showcases include professional artists and up-and-coming artists who make great art. If you have updated your website send your link in for consideration and your painting may end up in a future Artist Showcase. Please note that we seek permission from each artist before we publish and there may be repeat offenders because they keep painting really nice stuff.
Step-by-Step watercolor lessons!
Those of you who enjoyed Allan Kirk's past step-by-step watercolour lessons will enjoy his newest installment, a colorful and classic Mediterranean beach scene. Let Allan show you how to orchestrate the jumble of bright umbrellas and beach goers into a beautiful painting!
Nicholas Simmons and Sterling Edwards Brush Sets
Introducing Escoda's Nicholas Simmons Signature Brush Sets (2) and Sterling Edwards Complete Brush Set (w/DVD!), both equally worthy of your consideration. Get the prices, construction specs and prices in the New Products section of watercolorpainting.com.
The new Drawing Materials
section has 12 chapters containing in-depth tests and anaylsis of all the popular drawing and sketching materials. Learn about charcoal and graphite pencils, see comparisons of chalks, pastels, and crayons. Learn how to sharpen a pencil by hand (and at your own risk -.ed) and a whole lot more.
Design Tip Sheets!
Learn about the Principles, Elements, and the Meta Principles of Design. Every visual artist should learn and consider design when composing art.
Watercolor Question Roundup
Sketchbook Squirrel © Greg Conley
Can YOU draw?
There is more to art than watercolor painting. Observe the world around you and draw what you see. Keep a sketchbook close at hand and use it frequently. Familiarize yourself with Drawing Materials
, Drawing Lines and Values
, learn some Composition Secrets
, or consider The Golden Spiral
, and Design Principles and Elements
as you sketch and paint.
We've provided the framework for starting and continuing your artistic life. Take your time and study the reference chapters in the Learning Center
, a mini online art school. Learn the basics of color theory
or find out how to sharpen a pencil with a knife
. Then ask questions and go find some alternate answers online, in books, in museums, and in yourself. We don't know it all, but we know where to start. Tag, you're it!