You Asked. We Listened

You told us you can never get too many stories, demos, or inspired master works to feed your watercolor passion. We agree! Starting next week, we’ll begin delivering the American Watercolor newsletter to your inbox two times a week. Get ready to be doubly inspired!

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Castel S’Angelo by Antonio Masi

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

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 each week with the American Watercolor newsletter.

Join the Community

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.

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Kelly Kane
PleinAir Magazine and American Watercolor Weekly Editor-in-Chief With more than 20 years experience in art publishing, Kelly Kane has served previously as Editor-in-Chief of Watercolor Artist magazine and Content Director for The Artist’s Magazine, Drawing, Acrylic Artist, and Pastel Journal. She has interviewed many of the preeminent artists of our time and written numerous articles about painting, drawing, art education and art history. She is now the Editor-in-Chief of PleinAir Magazine and the American Watercolor Weekly newsletter. Click here to send her an email.


  1. So I have to start deleting 1/2 of your wonderful magazines without reading them? My inbox does not need more emails. Once a week is Just Fine.
    I have too many emails to keep up with as it is.
    If it gets too crazy, I’ll have to unsubscribe.

  2. Thank you, thank you, more the merry, so absolutely grateful, can’t get enough, thank you!!! Wonderful!! All the artist are way better than me, but I find that inspirational and love to see the variety and choice I have to learn from,
    Thanks ever so much 🙂

  3. I have enjoyed the email articles but disappointed they are not showing up on this website ( also. It’s not clear, do you plan to abandon the website and move only to email? Personally, I like the website to read past articles, etc, etc.


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