All animals enjoy a beautiful day outside. Well, Japanese artist Hiroki Takeda captures the beauty of this relationship in his series of verdant watercolor paintings. Using a vibrant color palette of pinks and reds, he designs animals that contain a secret garden of blossoms and grass. These botanical-inspired paintings feature charismatic cats and dogs, hamsters, birds, lizards, and more.
For many painters, nature is the first and most important teacher.
Chinese silk painting has enchanted art-lovers for centuries.
There are many reasons why watercolor paint is one of the most popular and beloved mediums. Its delicate transparency, ability to blend and layer, and affordability make it an ideal coloring choice for artists of every skill level. If you're new to watercolors, however, the fluidity of the medium can seem a bit daunting–especially in comparison to dry media like colored pencils and pastels.
Since she began her 363 Days of Tea project in 2015—a personal challenge to create art daily by repurposing her...
Watercolor pencils have become increasingly popular as more and more people realize their versatility.
Many artists favor watercolor paint for its dazzling luminescent qualities. Artist Marcos Beccari uses the translucent medium to render tranquil pictures of human figures bathing in rippling pools. He not only captures the movement of the waves but also the mesmerizing way in which water refracts the image of submerged people.
Many artists find inspiration in the diverse beauty of nature.