Watercolor painting is one of the most accessible forms of art. More likely than not, everyone has tried this type of painting at some point in their life, whether it be in art class as a child or just discovering it as an adult. Despite this familiarity, however, many people don’t know its rich history and some of the most famous watercolor artists who have made the medium what it is today.
Animals become one with their environment in Sujay Sanan‘s watercolor paintings.
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Since gaining widespread popularity in the 18th century, watercolor painting has been a favorite of amateur and professional artists alike. Its portability makes it the perfect medium to take on the road, allowing artists to sketch en plein air or rapidly work out ideas. But with so many available brands, what are the best watercolor sets on the market? And what to look for when selecting watercolor paint?
Creating art can be akin to solving a puzzle.
Ineffable in-between moments are immortalized in the graceful paintings of Stephen Zhang.
In a world that is increasingly modern and industrial, artists often use natural motifs as symbols for healing. One artist uses his love of flower imagery to convey anti-war sentiment in a new series of watercolor paintings. Japan-based illustrator Hiroki Takeda adds colorful blooms to poignant images of war to spread a message of peace.
When working with ink or watercolor, you don't always know what will happen.
Unlike oil and acrylic, watercolor can often feel like it has a life of its own.
Artist Elicia Edijanto creates watercolor art with a nostalgic quality. Her compositions of solitary children, animals, and misty landscapes look like grainy black and white photographs or stills from a long-lost film. In actuality, they are painted with a grayscale palette. Each of these wistful pieces blurs reality with dreams. Edijanto's delicate brushstrokes capture the forms of people, creatures, and even statues but do not focus on the details of their faces or expressions.
Enigmatic women become one with nature in the portrait paintings of Argentinian artist Sofia Bonati.
Every city has its own unique personality, which is evident in the buildings that line the streets.