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Watercolor Artist February 2019

Packed with page after gorgeous page of illustrations demonstrating tried-and-true techniques, inspirational ideas and the most up-to-date information about must-have painting tools and materials, watercolorists find everything they need in WATERCOLOR ARTIST to help them create stunning art...from start to finish.

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editor’s note

John Bayalis captures a unique view of Havana, Cuba, in his painting, Havana Shop Window (22x30). (PHOTO BY CARA HUMMEL) for me, and I suspect for many of us, our visions of world-famous cities are significantly shaped by painters’ legendary portrayals of these places—the Parisian views of Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet, for example, or Gustave Caillebotte. At the root of these memorable interpretations are artists with a personal connection to the places they’re painting.Tim Saternow is an artist who identifies with that kind of personal connection. Though he can appreciate the grandeur of other urban hotspots, he’ll never find anything that captivates him like the visual excitement of New York City—a subject that offers plenty of technical challenge. On page 56, Saternow describes the value-centric strategy he uses…

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missouri watercolor society

This past summer, I attended the Missouri Watercolor Society International Exhibition in Qingdao, China, from June 15th through July 7th—the first time our society had its annual international juried exhibition at a venue outside the United States. Juror Laurin McCracken selected works by member artists from six countries from the many exhibition entrants. The Chinese jurors of selection were Jian Chu; Long Ping; and Huizhan Li, the director of the Qingdao Laotian Art Museum. The awards judges were Dongfeng Li, professor of art at Morehead State University; Weixing Guan; and Huizhan Li. A group photo is taken of the Missouri Watercolor Society, with museum officials, the Chinese jurors and many of the traveling artists.The awards ceremony was a success by any measure. It was attended by the awards jurors,…

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FOR THE HOME Orpington Linen Tea Towels [$34] This set of two tea towels features the paint-swatchy design “Watercolor Polka Dot In Indigo” by artist “dinaramay” and includes a hanging tab. Use them as studio workhorses to keep hands dry, and the towels will soften with use.ROOSTERY.COM Gauze Robe/ Watercolor [$280] Hand-painted with a limited run, this cotton double-gauze robe is just right for early mornings in the studio and ready-made inspiration. Wear it with the belt, or keep the sides open for a full-day use duster. STATETHELABEL.COM ON THE SHELVES Watercolour Flowers [$25] Perfect for the budding artist, Julie King’s Watercolour Flowers includes detailed instructions and six pieces of watercolor paper with drawings of tulips, hibiscus, sweet peas and…

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watercolor: an american medium

Watering Time (1921; watercolor and gouache on paper, mounted to board, 28½ x41) by Charles Ephraim Burchfield Not always appreciated as the complex, richly diverse medium that it is, watercolor came into its own during the second half of the 19th century, when artists primarily known for their oil paintings started to develop their skills in watercolor. These artists included John Singer Sargent, Thomas Moran and John La Farge. Watercolor even came to be known as the “American medium” and spread quickly as it began to catch on during American modernism. “Watercolor: An American Medium” will show more than 35 works in watercolor that represent the broad range of styles, subjects and artists. All of the paintings come from the Chrysler Museum of Art’s works on paper collection. CHRYSLER.ORG…

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glorious passages of mingled earth and heaven

Though the contention that Turner didn’t paint on site is hardly credible, his friend and advocate, the art critic John Ruskin, rightly admired the artist’s ability to suggest misty atmosphere: “… and if you yet have no feeling for the glorious passages of mingled earth and heaven which Turner calls up before you into breathing tangible being, there is indeed no hope for your apathy. Art will never touch you, nor nature inform.” Turner used several reliable means to suggest spatial recession: color temperature, with the warmest hues in the near planes; variation in edges, with the contours softening in the distance; and overlapping shapes. The result is that each successive level of land seems increasingly swathed in a veil of atmosphere. The surface…

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no more mid-tone crisis!

I painted Secret Spot (watercolor on paper, 30x22) in the more traditional watercolor style—working light to dark—after I applied waterproof India ink and let it dry completely. as a watercolor instructor for many years, I’ve observed that some students fall too easily into what I call the dreaded “mid-tone crisis”: Once they’ve painted over a white surface, they don’t know where to place the darks. In short, they have a mid-tone mess on their hands. I’m particularly aware of this because I’m passionate about notan, a Japanese concept focused on the balance between light and dark—and because I’m a shape and value painter. I like drama and contrast and interesting shapes defined by values. The black-and-white image (A) is the original ink painting, and the full-color detail (B)…