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Watercolor Painting - How to Create Watercolors That Reach Beyond Reality Into Poetry

Watercolor Artists Who Paint Landscapes Share a Special Bond with PoetsArtists and poets are united in their love of nature. Nature sustains them, and creative individuals can never get enough. Watercolor artists depict a scene with a paintbrush loaded with color. The poet carefully selects words to evoke a picture in your mind's eye. It's for you to supply memories and associations that make the painting or poem a touchstone you simply must have."When a painted summer landscape can capture the warmth and restfulness and grace of this season, and perhaps even the rumble of distant thunder, then it begins to approach that tenuous edge of reality where poetry resides. When the voices of other summers whisper through a canvas to the viewer, it has hit the mark". Elizabeth MowryA poetic landscape will draw you in until "you hear the voices of other summers whisper through the canvas," as Elizabeth Mowry states. Many times you encounter a "quiet space" within a painting - just enough spaciousness to intuit the art...


The Watercolor Paintings of Elizabeth Sullivan

Ten years ago artist Elizabeth Sullivan moved into a studio apartment. That little event sparked a career as a watercolor painter. Although she had been painting, drawing, dying fabrics and doing sculpture since she was very young, Ms. Sullivan was forced to take up watercolors in her small space, because there was no room for other media.She found out that she liked watercolors best, and although the tiny home in a studio apartment has been replaced with a house and studio in Elgin, Texas, she still excels at watercolors. Art prints of her paintings are published in Sweden and distributed internationally, and her work has been used by other companies to adorn coasters, cards, area rugs and more. She is best known for her southwestern watercolors of horses and wildlife, but her recent paintings of dogs and cats have become wildly popular.Sullivan acknowledges that one of her inspirations is cave paintings and pictographs and the vibrant hues of the southwest. She uses an interesting technique to achieve ...


Artists - Use a Day Planner to Quickly Achieve Your Goals

Organization Boosts Your Creativity!Using the artist day planner and achieving your artistic goals faster can go hand in hand. What better time than right now to begin using this wonderful organizational tool?Day planners are enormously helpful if you want to stay organized. It's quite a challenge for me to store and remember appointments, daily events, and all those chores that just have to be completed. I would much rather be able to direct all my attention to creating my art while I am painting. And then, when I am done, I know just where to look to make sure my day doesn't get away from me.More Is Not Always Better.Personally, I've tried the new, wonderful electronic versions, but I haven't had good results. The mental and physical process of keeping appointments, goals and personal information in electronic devices, while quite common today, just doesn't seem like a good fit for me. It doesn't seem to flow. Is this true for you, as well?I wonder if artists sometimes appreciate having the tactile sensatio...


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