Purple Iris by Steve Henderson

Simple, direct, bold — Purple Iris catches an eternal moment of spring in this 14 x 11 watercolor. I am especially excited about this work because it is a focal point of my newly launched digital workshop series — Step by Step Art Success — Watercolor, in which I teach glazing, a technique that many watercolorists are unfamiliar with. And yet this is the technique to use when you want powerful, pumped up color that isn't garish.

Original watercolor at Steve Henderson Fine Art; digital watercolor workshop, Step by Step Art Success also available at Steve Henderson Fine Art as a DVD or download. There is also an informational YouTube video about the digital watercolor workshop (which unfortunately cannot be viewed from mobile devices like your phone — it's a YouTube thing; but it's worth watching on your computer screen).

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Steve Henderson focuses on Emotional Realism, a fusion of color, subject matter, perspective, and intensity that he has developed into a signature style. He shows and sells his work nationwide through galleries and exhibits, as well as through his licensing agencies, Art Licensing and OC Designer Source. He has been featured on Barry Chappell's Fine Art Showcase, Art & Coin TV; been accepted into prestigious shows such as Paint the Parks, Mystic Seaport's International Exhibition, the American Society of Marine Artists National Tour, and Best of America; and is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Oil and Acrylic Painter's Society, the American Society of Marine Artists, and the Western Art Association.