Hi all. I was wondering what is the OFFICIAL way to classify/describe artwork executed in watercolor pencils? Is it considered a painting or a drawing? I ask, because often in submitting artwork to shows, competitions, I find that I don't really know which "box" to tick-off. Then again, if it is considered "painting", is it just straight "watercolor"? Thanks for your input.
Here are my thoughts on this:If you are using watercolor pencil (with all of the pencil work having been disolved into its watercolor state) in combination with transarent watercolor, I believe your painting qualifies as "watermedia". I believe, in that case, you should be able to enter your painting. However, I think you should identify the media as "transparent watercolor with some watercolor pencil". Most watercolor exhibitions accept works in what is generally termed "watermedia".
If the pencil is used in its dry state in combination with conventional watercolor, I belive it would technically be a mixed media work. Always consult the prospectus of the exhibition. It should be able to answer questions on this. Shows can be diffenent in what they consider "watermedia".
I use some transparent acrylic with transparent watercolor. Even though the painting winds up 95% watercolor, I always identify the media as "transparent watercolor with some transparent acrylic.