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A Piece of History

Barbara Tapp took a left turn and found inspiration.

Give Up Control

Shelley Prior says that’s the secret to a successful watercolor painting.
“I love all forms of creativity: drawing, painting, knitting, sewing, and cooking,” says Jane Rondeau. “Anyone else find it hard to watch tv without creating something? I’m always looking to sharpen the saw and improve as an artist. I’m...

Aim for the Sky

From vibrant sunrises to afternoon storm clouds and moody nocturnes, the heavens provide endless inspiration.

Art Inspires Art

Inspired by fellow artists Tom Zangerle, Rick Wilson, and C.W. Mundy, Jeffery Mathison painted "The Three Artists."
See which paintings took top prizes in this year's Virginia Watercolor Society annual exhibition.
Born in India, Jyotsna Umesh now lives in northern Virginia. "I've doodled since I was child, but three years ago I saw the mesmerizing watercolor paintings of Milind Mullick and something changed in me. I dedicated myself to learn...
Why John Marin turned to watercolor to paint the urban landscape — and why some of today’s top artists do, too
Brienne M. Brown reveals the rewards of getting out of the studio with fellow artists
Carla O'Connor reveals her approach to balancing color in her designs.