In her richly detailed watercolor botanicals (featured in the June 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist), Louisiana artist Christine Cozic takes viewers up close to encourage a more intimate look at nature’s bounty. Enjoy this gallery of additional like-minded watercolors by the artist below.To learn more about Christine Cozic, check out the June 2012 issue of Watercolor Artist.
An elegant combination of traditional tonalism and contemporary design allows Utah artist Shanna Kunz to speak to her viewers in a gently alluring voice.by Jennifer KingChristmas Meadows2003, watercolor, 20 x 24.Private collection.“All of your paintings speak to me in some way,” a collector recently wrote in a letter to landscape artist Shanna Kunz.
Before you start buying gallons of paint to upgrade your art studio, read up on the best wall color choices in this “Ask the Experts” article by Koo Schadler.Best Wall Colors for Art Studiosby Koo SchadlerQ. I’m preparing a 12×12-foot studio that will have one window. How might the color of the walls and ceiling affect my painting, and what color would you suggest?
Today was a day spent asking myself questions about my art. Two of the questions I have focused on are: Why do I draw?, and Why do I draw what I draw?The copy of a Prudhon drawingthat I did in Natalie Italianosdrawing class.I believe drawing is a foundation to realistic painting and Studio Incamminati instructors teach and teach and teach it, both in class and as homework.
Chris Cozen is a not only a great artist, but a great instructor, too! See how she creates great abstract acrylic paintings with a lot of acrylic painting techniques that are so easy to do yourself, you’ll be blown away. My guess is that you won’t get through all the previews before your fingers are itching to hold a brush and try some of the techniques she walks you through.
Although Sharon Towle considers herself a straightforward realist, her infatuation with color complicates and broadens her work in interesting ways. “I might be extending realism by bumping up the color,” she says. The result of Towle’s reach as an artist is a striking collection of precise and balanced watercolor still lifes, reflecting both her fondness for vivid color and the naturally vibrant surroundings of her Manhattan Beach, California, home.