Watercolor, Fall 2010 - 25th Anniversary Issue

On the Cover: Seaside Stroll (detail) by Alan Wylie, 1993, watercolor, 15 x 21. Private collection. FEATURES Artist to Artist: Dale Meyers Cooper With a career spanning nearly 50 years and work in the permanent collections of such institutions as the
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On the Cover:
Seaside Stroll (detail)
by Alan Wylie, 1993, watercolor, 15 x 21.
Private collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATURES

Artist to Artist: Dale Meyers Cooper
With a career spanning nearly 50 years and work in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Legion of Honor, in San Francisco, and the Smithsonian Institution, this artist, who is a president emeritus of the American Watercolor Society, believes experimentation and finding mentors are crucial to one’s creative growth.

Using Traditional Methods to Tell Forgotten Stories
by Naomi Ekperigin
Seattle-based artist Zhi Lin’s paintings combine traditional Western realism and Chinese art history in a moving call for political change..  

Rendering Motion With a Decisive Hand
by Austin R. Williams
Doug Lew may be best known for paintings that depict rapid motion, but the energetic effect of these watercolors—as well as the success of his many other subjects—relies on sound composition and getting the most out of every brushstroke.

Respond to Your Painting in a Variety of Media
by Naomi Ekperigin
After working as a muralist, Alan Wylie taught himself to paint in watercolor, oil, and acrylic. Regardless of the media or size of his artwork, the artist is aided by his willingness to work with a painting and let go of ideas that are not turning out well.

Capturing the Vastness of Open Spaces
by Austin R. Williams
Minnesota artist Nanci Yermakoff uses patience, skill, and an intimate familiarity with the landscape to paint great expanses of space.

Curious George: A Remarkable Story Behind the Beloved Watercolor Illustrations
by John A. Parks
A recent exhibition revealed how a cherished American children’s book came into being as Europe collapsed.

Find the Best Paper for Your Watermedia Technique
by Karyn Meyer-Berthel
With a multitude of options that range in texture, size, absorbency, and price, choosing the best paper for painting with watermedia can be a daunting task. Here, top watermedia painters and paper manufacturers provide insight that can help artists of all levels make more educated choices and find the surface that will best suit their practice.

Capturing Stillness, Stroke by Stroke
by Naomi Ekperigin
New York artist Thomas Aquinas Daly translates his love of the outdoors into his watercolor landscapes, which emanate stillness and calm that can only be found in the land itself.

Utilizing the Power of Complements
by Mark G. Mitchell
Although the work of an illustrator differs from that of a fine artist, the same principles of design and color apply, including the efficacy of complementary color relationships.



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