In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit about the use of color in painting, but would go on to explain how to create certain hues and change the tone by adding one, two, or three parts of water.
The Polish artist collective Caffeine Tattoo , that Aga Yadou belongs to, is situated in Warsaw, Poland. Her works mainly represent animals with geometric, colorful and realistic features.
Recent Colorado transplant Jacob van Loon creates geometric watercolors that seem to visually reference abstract architectural renderings. The colors in his works look as if they have bled beyond recognition of a specific site or landmark, yet still retain a strict set of dense and chaotic lines.
Artist Dina Brodsky has many focuses to her practice, painting in miniature on canvas and paper, and recently turning to her family, friends, and Instagram community to submit trees for her to reproduce in a drawn project titled ” The Secret Life of Trees .”
“I approach different gestures and tactile and haptic games. Through a merging of the banal and the forbidden I open up ways to see new perspectives on the depicted act and what is inherent to it. Simultaneously, my paintings are also a way of depicting a multilayered curiosity regarding the body and the flesh.m
Bangkok-based illustrator and graphic designer Sunga Park embraces the unpredictable nature of watercolors in her drippy depictions of architectural landmarks. In her extensive travels throughout Europe, Park stops to consider the finest details of Gothic cathedrals or the antennae-laden rooftops of residential streets in Croatia, but allows entire paintings to fade away into a wash of ghostly color. The mixture of detailed elements and watery abstraction results in hazy, dreamlike imagery that seems to constantly surprise and intrigue as if lifted directly from a memory..
Elena Moroz is an artist who represents flowers by creating awesome realistic watercolor paintings. She proposes to us to admire lilacs, hydrangea, roses or tulips.
Artist Endre Penovac (previously here and here ) depicts mysterious cats and ethereal roosters with a carefully perfected watercolor technique using diluted inks. Instead of trying to control his brushstrokes, Penovac seems to let the medium run amok across the canvas as it bleeds in every direction, and yet even these happy accidents result in precisely rendered paintings. Seen here is a collection of paintings from the last year or so, but you can see more originals and prints on Saatchi Art .
Through the use of pencil, charcoal and watercolor, artist Antonella Montes gives form to beautiful odd portraits. If most of the drawings are in black and white, some elements such as the skin, the arms of a part of the face are painted with vibrant red.
Illustrator and graphic designer Natalia Bivol , based in San Francisco, is the author of a series showing watercolor illustrations paying tribute to savage beauty, animals and jewelry.
Italian graphic designer and illustrator Duminda Perera imagined the posters’ series Gradient Tribute Posters , where he questions who were the dead artists that inspired him the most.
Elia Mervi is a young Spanish illustrator now based in Sintra near Lisbon in Portugal. Very inspired by this region surrounded by forests with eucalyptus scents and bordered by the sea, the young woman doesn’t hesitate to transcribe these influences through her drawings.
Seattle-based artist Isobelle Ouzman creates 3D illustrations from discarded books found in dumpsters, recycling bins, and local thrift stores. She adopts these forgotten books as a way to give them a second life, cutting and pasting the books into layered fairy tale scenes instead of letting the novels collect dust or fall prey to the elements. Ouzman creates her whimsical and monochromatic environments with an X-Acto knife, glue, watercolors and Micron pens.)
New Zealand based artist Henrietta Harris ‘ paintings often involve portraits with a departure into the surreal, with faces skillfully obscured and misplaced by the clean sweep of a brushstroke. She primarily works with watercolor paint on paper. henriettaharris.com
Pixelated Watercolor Paintings by Adam Lister New York-based artist Adam Lister creates “8-bit” watercolor versions of pop culture icons and famous paintings.l