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In Full Bloom

“I have learned a lot about life by painting close ups of flowers,” says Susan Wiley. “This poppy is in full bloom, at the height of its color and fullness of form — just as we are at the...
Ann Pember sees the finished work in her mind’s eye before she ever picks up a brush.

Best of the South

From a field of approximately 200 entries, juror Ken Call selected 108 watercolor paintings for the 45th Annual Juried Exhibition of the Southern Watercolor Society. The artists, representing 19 southern states, and their work present a compelling story of...

Painters Painted

Painting outdoors with 360-degree views, artists have access to an infinite source of subject matter from which to draw inspiration. Every once in a while, however, the tables turn, and they find themselves providing inspiration for someone else. Here...
Tips for painting Northern New Mexico like a local
Need money to set up a studio or re-stock your art supplies? Professional development grants can help. Here’s what you need to know about how they work.

Paint What You See

By Carolyn Lord “A watercolor painting offers an intimate look into an artist’s thinking. … The key is direct observation. If you do not know how to draw what you see, you are not ready to paint what you see.” Carolyn...
Meet Kangkan Das, this week's top American Watercolor Weekly Ambassador! “No matter how beautiful Mother Nature may appear, she can be difficult to master," says Kangkan Dan. "Similarly, watercolor flows and moves of its own accord. When I’m able to conquer...
How do you find inspiration: Cindy Briggs: Give yourself time to let inspiration find you. When traveling I take the time to observe the scenery, the sounds, the atmosphere, and look for compelling shapes, light and shadows for my painting...

Drawing With a Brush

Dan Marshall shares a simple exercise for building confidence and control when painting.