Watercolor, Summer 2010

On the Cover: Sunflowers and Coffee (detail, reversed) by Teri Starkweather, 1999, watercolor, 40 x 30. Private collection. Mixing Careful Planning With Spontaneity FEATURES Winners of the 2010 Cover Competition Hundreds of artists submitted their artwork
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On the Cover:
Sunflowers and Coffee (detail, reversed)
by Teri Starkweather, 1999, watercolor,
40 x 30. Private collection.




Mixing Careful Planning With Spontaneity





FEATURES

Winners of the 2010 Cover Competition
Hundreds of artists submitted their artwork to this year’s Watercolor Cover Competition, and determining a winner was quite challenging. Here we show you paintings by the winner and eight finalists, who not only demonstrated the creative possibilities of watercolor but also provided a variety of techniques for capturing a diversity of subject matter.

Artist to Artist: Ted Nuttall
Teaching helped this former graphic artist and illustrator make the transition to fine art, although he is constantly working on the development of his distinctive style.

Mixing Careful Planning With Spontaneity
by Naomi Ekperigin
A few years ago Donna Jill Witty pushed herself to explore depth and brilliance of color, and made exciting changes to her creative process.  

Learning to Create Night Light
by John A. Parks
Pennsylvania artist Susannah Hart Thomer builds sumptuous darks and powerful highlights to render extreme light conditions.

Establish a Firm Foundation to Create a Diversity of Images
by Naomi Ekperigin
For Gloria Miller Allen, attending to the basic rules of painting ensures that, regardless of her subject matter, she stays focused on what matters most.

Adapting Eastern Training to Western Styles
by Lynne Bahr
Z. L. Feng incorporates his early training in Chinese brush painting into his Western-style landscapes and portraits and finds that confident, energetic brushwork serves any painting well.

Utilize Principles of Design to Create Dynamic Paintings
by Austin R. Williams
Stan Miller finds that regardless of whether he works in watercolor or egg tempera, the success of his paintings always starts with a strong composition.

Composing the Landscape: Rock Formations
by Lori Woodward
Although landscape painting allows for much experimentation and invention, knowing how to accurately render rocks is useful for artists who seek to heighten realism in their work.



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