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Craig Anderson and Kelly Bargabos
Creative husband-and-wife team Craig Anderson, an artist, and Kelly Bargabos, a writer, have been personally touched by the tragedy of homelessness. Bargabos’ brother spent time wandering from couch to shelter to “ramshackle apartment,” she says. The
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Painting Big
Yeoman likes to paint big. She began her “Crows and Ravens” series with sheets of standard, 22x30 Arches paper. Then she graduated to the oversized 25¾x40 sheets, which she prefers to pull off of rolls of hot-pressed paper. “My largest painting of cr
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Francis Marte
What was your inspiration for the painting? I gravitate to scenes of high contrast, with an interplay of light and shadows and a display of various textures. This simple and relatable scene on the kitchen counter offered all of that. I also wanted a
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Cheng Hsien Hsieh
I visit this market frequently, observing the light changing from morning to evening. The shadows dance with the light, long and short, bright and dark, reflecting the concept of yin and yang. The shapes and lines vary according to the light, which t
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Meet the Artist
Delaware-based artist, Sarah Yeoman (sarahyeoman.com), paints in and also teaches watercolor, a medium that she intuitively understood since her first introduction to it 35 years ago. Having begun her career as a singer/songwriter, she brings a lyric
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Two-Value Notan Studies
The bold colors and interesting shapes attracted me to this closeup of old rusted machinery at a gold mine. This riot of color and shapes made it difficult to find a good composition. Using a two-value notan study allowed me to focus on the lower are
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New + Notable
Cubism isn’t just for grown-ups. This set of 27 wooden parts, including a wooden face board on which to place them, includes eyes, ears, noses, mouths and eyebrows—plus instructions for an inspiring game to get the creative juices flowing. ETSY.COM/S
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Pam Wenger
What was your inspiration for the painting? I love when I come across photo reference that can tell a story—one that can truly resonate with people. I’ve heard from so many friends and social media contacts who say that this painting has touched the
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How Did A Change In Surface Or Tool—or An Outside Influence—change Your Art Or Process In A Meaningful Way?
For many years, I used very small brushes—Nos. 00, 0 and 1—to paint details. Then, Ricard Escoda showed me that if you use good kolinsky brushes, the points on the larger brushes—Nos. 2, 4 and 6—can make the same fine lines. With the small brushes, I
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An Unlikely Modernist
Sometimes radicalism in art takes unlikely forms. When he painted The Terrace Bridge, Central Park, a genteel scene filled with parasols and white summer dresses, Maurice Prendergast (1858–1924) was among the most avant-garde artists in America. In c
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THE Trees of Life
Downstairs from Tom Young’s home-based painting studio is the other place where the artist spends significant time: his “bonsai room.” There he keeps about 20 of the potted ornamental trees, the largest being no taller than 2 feet. “I move back and f
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Birgit O’Connor
In the past, when painting florals, my approach was to paint the subject shape by shape, section by section. When I started to teach workshops, I noticed it was often difficult for students to make large enough puddles of color-blends to keep color c
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Christine Misencik-Bunn
I was looking at myself in the bathroom mirror. I was tired. And stressed. I could clearly see it in my face. As I began to meticulously follow every wrinkle that I have begrudgingly earned over my 75 years, I started thinking about how I might look
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A World of Watercolor in One Town
What if you could visit a place where thousands of watercolor enthusiasts are gathered, where artists are sketching on nearly every street corner, and all the buildings in town prominently display works in watercolor from around the world? The way to
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Toolkit
• 300-lb. cold-pressed Fabriano paper • A variety of mostly transparent rice papers • Spectra Artist tissue • Linco acid-free tissue • Steven Quiller watercolors • Daniel Smith watercolors • Black and white gesso • Golden acrylic matte medium (This n
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The Artist’s Toolkit
• Paper: 300-lb. rough or cold-pressed watercolor paper. Young particularly likes the brighter white of Winsor & Newton. • Paints: The artist uses primarily MaimeriBlu, Winsor & Newton and M. Graham watercolors, as well as a few Holbein colors. On hi
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Anne Hevener SENIOR DESIGNER Brian Roeth SENIOR EDITOR Holly Davis MANAGING EDITOR Christina Richards ADVERTISING CONSULTANT Mary McLane Northeastern, Western U.S. & International; 970/290-6065mmclane@goldenpeakmedia.com ADVERTISING C
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On the Surface
In 2000, Margolis became a Workspace Program Resident at Dieu Donné, a nonprofit, based in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, that’s dedicated to retaining the use of handmade paper in contemporary art. While fulfilling her residency, she become enamored of aba
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Meet the Artist
Karen Margolis received a B.S. in Psychology from Colorado State University. After moving to New York City, she continued her research in neuropsychology and took a class in microscopy at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She also studied portrai
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What’s Online
Take a look at the beautiful (and numerous) artistic styles of Henri Matisse. artistsnetwork.com/go/matisse-styles Jaimie Cordero shares some of her secrets, tools and materials for applying color and capturing watercolor texture. artistsnetwork.com
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Thomas W Schaller
What was your inspiration for the painting? Because my life of travel has been put on hold for the time being, I’ve become more attuned to the world around me. I’ve been trying to look at commonplace and everyday places with new eyes. This scene is
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Meet the Artist
Jian Wu (jwstudio.net) studied sculpture and mural art at the Central Art and Crafts College of China (now the Art College of Qing Hua University). Early in his career, he created sculptural and copper reliefs commissioned by five-star hotels in Chin
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Let Notan Be Your Guide
I’ve been a serious photographer for 45 years and a watercolorist for 40 years. For better or worse, my photography and painting styles and processes are completely intertwined. My initial ideas for paintings come almost exclusively from my own photo
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Check It Out
Plans for FabrianoInAcquarello 2021 are tentatively set with a conference meeting, painting holiday and online event scheduled to take place between May 20 and June 6, 2021. Because plans are subject to change, be sure to visit inartefabriano.it for
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The Perfect Combination
I came to collage through weaving. Years ago my main interest was weaving wall hangings and decorative, nonfunctional pieces. I enjoyed being able to feel the various yarn textures and weights in my hands while I was working. When I began experimenti
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PWCS Celebrates 120th International Exhibition of Works on Paper
One of the oldest watercolor societies in the United States, the Philadelphia Water Color Society (PWCS), celebrated its 120th International Exhibition of Works on Paper in 2020. The society was founded in 1900 by some notable names in art, including
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FEELINGS on DISPLAY
After studying psychology in college, she pursued a graduate degree in neuropsychology, but soon realized that the field was not for her. It was too limiting. She didn’t commit to a career in art, however, until the end of her 30s. As she puts it, “G
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Go Figure
Every picture tells a story, they say, and so it is when we see groups of figures in a painting. “Our curiosity is piqued in much the same way it is when we see a group of people gathered in real life,” says artist Steve Griggs (stevegriggswatercolor
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Editor’s Note
Like new buds on trees and the sweet sound of birdsong, this special springtime issue—in which we reveal the eight winners of our annual Watermedia Showcase competition—joins other much anticipated signs of the season. This year we’re thrilled to hav
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Seeing Connection
POWERFULLY EFFECTIVE, expressive and exuberant are a few of the many attributes of Stephen Zhang’s painting, Together, winner of this year’s Watermedia Showcase Best of Show. “Zhang’s painting works on every level,” says Editor-in-Chief Anne Hevener,
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