Artist to Artist: Mel Stabin (Available Online)
This artist and teacher recommends painting loosely and boldly, an approach that has defined his career.
Pat Weaver’s Best Advice for Resolving 4 Common Challenges
by M. Stephen Doherty
Florida artist Pat Weaver helps workshop participants confront four of the biggest obstacles to painting better watercolors.
Portraits: Using Warm and Cool Colors for Lifelike Effects
by Lynne Bahr
Careful attention to her color choices and paint application helps Georgia artist Jenny Lathem achieve a lifelike image of her subject.
Watercolor Fundamentals: Setting Up and Painting a Floral Still Life (Available Online)
by Janet Walsh
A simple floral arrangement can be the perfect subject for beginner still lifes.
Photographic Effects, Painterly Vision
by Lynne Bahr
Using photos for reference and for their unique visual effects, Paul Pitsker depicts life-and-death dramas and impossible scenarios that point to the precariousness of existence.
Working From Photographs: The Still Life
by Lori Woodward Simons
Photos as references have their advantages, but as I’ve learned, there really is no substitute for painting from life.
Pen and Brush, Line and Wash
by John A. Parks
Using pen-and-ink in combination with watercolor, Harald Aksdal creates a world of delicate detail and rich color.
Building a Career by Entering Competitions
by Linda S. Price
Florida artist Marion Hylton has found juried shows to be her path to artistic success.
How John Marin Infused His Watercolors With Emotion
by Stephen May
John Marin sought to capture the energy and emotional impact of his subjects, and he employed virtually any technique or style that suited his aims. As one curator puts it, “he just kept adding new dimensions to his practice.”