Whether it was those scrumptious-looking ovals of watercolor you got in a set as a kid, an encouraging high school art teacher, or the first art workshop you signed up for after retirement that got you hooked, you and I have something in common—a passion for watercolor painting! With so many distractions to lure us away from the studio, it can be difficult to indulge our passion as often as we’d like, and that’s why we’ve created AmericanWatercolor.net.
Anytime, anywhere, you can tap into tips and techniques from top watercolor artists and instructors, insights from masters past, as well as news about the exhibitions, art societies and competitions that will help you connect with others who share your love of watercolor painting.
And to make sure that you never miss an inspiring detail, we’ll drop a selection of our favorite tips, painting ideas and news right into your inbox two times each week with the American Watercolor newsletter.
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To help me with this endeavor, I’ve compiled an advisory board of some of the greatest watercolorists working today, including Thomas Schaller, John Salminen, Jean Pederson, Keiko Tanabe, Antonio Masi, Mario Robinson, Bev Jozwiak, Laurin McCracken, Mark Mehaffey, and Carol Carter. Look for something guaranteed to fuel your creative fire from one of them in every newsletter!
- Inventive watercolor hacks
- Creative exercises to kickstart your next breakthrough
- Surprising tools the pros can’t live without
- Inspiring art and stories
- Techniques and demos, from the most basic to more advanced
- And much, much more!
If there’s a topic you’d like to see covered or a question for me or one of my advisory board members, drop me a line. I’ll do my best to address it in an upcoming newsletter.
And don’t forget to share the love! Invite your friends to join us and you just might see your work featured in an upcoming newsletter. Find out more about our Ambassador Program here.
Congrads.. Looking forward to checking out the newsletter.
Thank you – this is great news and looking forward to the weekly newsletter, even if I am a beginner.
Thank you! How exciting! I’m looking forward to the upcoming issues.
I’m very honored that Kelly joined our team. Her passion is contagious. Congratulations on the first issue.
What a great endeavor for the world of watercolor !!! An extremely impressive advisory board
This is gonna be fun! Congrats Kelly
Congratulations! Looking forward to all the articles to come. Love the ones in the first issue.
Congratulations to all! I have had the extreme pleasure of meeting in person Keiko Tanabe, Thomas Schaller and Antonio Masi. I look forward to net issue!
I’m glad Antonio Masi introduced me to this newsletter! I look forward to seeing some of my friends in the issues too!
Congratulations to all, I look forward to receiving this newsletter!
Watercolor is getting more exciting all the time, there is so much brilliance out there in our field which produces such diverse variations of style. Such a good idea to honor that and to create a publication in which we can enjoy, learn and share and to be inspired!
sounds interesting…will be watching for it
i look forward to receiving this newletter…sounds intersting
Congratulations. I look forward to reading your news .
This is so exciting- excellent news for all of us watermedia folks indeed! 🙌👩🎨❤️🎨😍
Congratulation and best of luck! Your initiative is so very welcome!
What an awesome endeavor!!!! I can’t wait to read your future newsletters. Congratulations and I wish you the best.
I’m looking forward to reading the newsletters!
Thank you so much! A fabulous initiative and resource for all us watercolour obsessives.
This is fabulous!!! I love what you’re doing here! Looking forward to the next one already!
I wish you would give painting measurements in inches, please
Well, I must admit that I am an Oil Painter, with watercolours every now and then, but when Keiko let me know about this new adventure, I had to sign up as her work is among the best I have ever seen. And her joining with you is wonderful!! Congratulations all around!! God bless, C-Marie
Love, love, love this newsletter – saving them and always looking forward to the next! Thank you!
Yay, Kelly Kane! At last! A person on the Plein Air Staff who GETS watercolor and recognizes it as a fine art medium. More, Please !!
Could you cover some more tips on abstraction.
Could you cover some tips on watercolour glazes
So exciting…. great advisory board, and WEEKLY…. great addition for watercolorist…
I graduated from the College of Fine Arts
I like to work in watercolor and I want to develop my skill in it
I liked the content of this website and I would like to be one of its members
Thank you again
As an advanced senior and facing the effects of “social distancing” due to you-know-what, the decision to finally get back to watercolor painting as a much needed outlet is central in pro-active planning In signing up for the newsletter, know that you are providing encouragement and vision in this difficult time. I can have an anticipation of that first newsletter..and I do!
Thank You so much enjoying your watercolors even though I am a beginner. Do you have anything for beginners?
I first met Alex powers at the made milk shop workshops in North Carolina. I was an annual student for several years. My friend and teacher, Polly Hammet, with whom we were both friends introduced us, and every year we’d get together and talk about what had god on in our lives. He had a great rye sense of humor, and knew more about art than most artists ever thought about. He juried the NWS show the year I gained signature status, and when I met him in the hallway the first day of Springmaid, he made his way to me, and said, “Ken I hear you got your NWS membership this year!” I responded, “Yeah, I guess I got lucky.” Alex started shaking my hand, and in a serious tone, “Ken, there is no luck involved in getting into the NWS!” I will never forget the thoughtful kindness in that one act…We will miss him!
This is a wonderful resource for all painters. I have painted for 29 years and am 91 but still active in two art groups. Watercolor is my choice and just love expressing my vision of either a still life or a landscape.
Cant seem to successfully subscribe?Please help.
What a wonderful contribution you and Eric Rhodes are making for the community of artists! Thank you.
Ii look forward to receiving this newsletter..thanks Kelly