Plus he’s organized monthly Virtual Paintouts where any painter can join in. (This month everyone is painting London.)
Watercolors are my favorite medium to paint with. I’m always astonished by how each painter is unique in their process and execution of this medium. The following artists are some of my personal favorites. Notice how the use of watercolors change from artist to artist and celebrate the difference with me.
Geninne’s Art Shop is full of intricate watercolor paintings. The artwork here makes me feel like I’m looking at beautifully illustrated scientific classification books. This particular painting, Crafty Bird, would be a cherished gift for your crafty friend or to yourself. I want one for my sewing room!
Several months ago I was fortunate to win a print of Lisa Kaser’s work. I instantly fell in love with all of her quirky characters and the sense of storytelling portrayed in each piece. Her use of gentle colors and humorous scenes invites peace and conversation. You will love the high quality of her work.
I marked CGalla Fine Art as a favorite almost one year ago and I check in every couple of weeks to gaze into the melting colors and movement of the paintings. I can’t get over how much emotion is conveyed from the brush strokes. The up-close faces are my favorite but there are several landscapes and still life paintings as well. This is an exquisite gallery!
I just about fell over when I discovered Be Happy Now. You will be smiling from ear to ear each time you glance at the artwork found there. Calendars, prints, collages and originals are all waiting for you to dive into. I’m fascinated by the lighthearted portraits painted in brilliant color combinations.
Do you love a little mystery in your art? If so, skip on over to Oh My Cavalier. The drawings and prints will have you dreaming of forest adventures and make believe friends. There is a vintage feel to the artwork and the restrained use of color is fantastic. I’m captivated!
As you have seen, watercolors are an intense and quite intriguing medium. Aren’t the different uses and styles wonderful? I hope you found a few artists to add to your favorites and perhaps a piece or two of artwork to add to your ever expanding collection.
Curiology is a little funky company founded by visual artist Alie Ward. Originally from San Francisco, Ms. Ward reluctantly relocated to Los Angeles five years ago, and has become known for both her apparel line and her paintings.
Are you familiar with Peacock Garden? I cannot stop staring at these wonderful animals with such personalities! I feel like I am on the farm. Cari Humphry is a native of Arkansas, a wife, and a Mom of two preschoolers. She squeezes in her love of painting between the two. She loves the old and forgotten. She also loves painting those creatures that are a warm, comfortable & often stinky, part of her backdrop of Arkansas- cows. This original acrylic painting called Early Risers measures 18 by 24 on Gallery Wrapped canvas. This piece has wonderful earth tones throughout.
“Daybreak” is an original painting of a rooster on Gallery Wrapped canvas as well. The soothing color scheme in the background is a wonderful backdrop for this feisty fellow.
Cari uses deep rich color which excites the senses. I can almost hear this rooster calling out, and I can feel those cows staring right into my eyes. Freshly painted and not overdone. Wonderful broad brushstrokes as well.
This fabulous piece called “Max and Ruby” is an original acrylic painting on stretched canvas.
Please take a peek at more of Cari’s fabulous original paintings in her shop. She adds paintings almost daily, so check back often. Thank you Cari for sharing your beautiful artistic talent with us.