Is the Future of Watercolor Female?

Women from 56 countries entered 1,615 watercolor paintings in this year’s Annual Women in Watercolor International Competition. The winners represent the best of the best women watercolor artists from around the world. Here’s a peek at the paintings that took home top prizes.

Best in Show: “Tea Time” (12 x 14 in.) by Petya Taneva (Bulgaria)
First Place Animal & Wildlife Category: “Challenging Brood” (26 x 19 in.) by Mary Jansen (USA)
First Place Abstract Category: “Schooner at Dawn” (13 x 20 in.) by Ann Greene (USA)
First Place Landscape & Water Category: “Treelines” (27 x 42 in.) by Jennifer Annesley (Canada)
First Place Portrait & Figure Category: “She Holds The Future” (24 x 24 in.) by Daniela Werneck (USA)
First Place Still Life & Floral Category: “Lemons and Plums” (18 x 24 in.) by Debbie Friis-Pettitt (USA)

Watercolor artist Lynn D. Pratt started Women in Watercolor to encourage, support, and promote women working in the medium on an international level.


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