10 Places to See Before You Die
Don't miss our top-10 list of the world's best destinations for artists looking for inspiration or just a good excuse to get away this summer.
By Kelly Kane
Proof of Life
Victor Martinez paints landscapes, but the true subject of his work is the people of his native Peru. Follow along as this traditional watercolorist demonstrates his process step by step.
By Michelle Taute
Harkening back to fond memories of 1950s diners and soda shops, Kurt Bittle paints nostalgic pictures by airbrushing acrylics on illustration board.
By Caroline Purtell
Voice of the People
A bright young star new to the watercolor scene, Mario Robinson talks about craft, the lessons of Hurricane Katrina and the secret to capturing the gesture that says it all.
Interview by Loraine Crouch
Be Your Own Best Critic
Three experts critique the work of three readers and show you how you can learn to spot (and solve!) problems in your own paintings.
Compiled by Patricia Craft
Making a Splash How the arts are struggling to breathe life back into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, plus five must-see museum shows. Edited by Loraine Crouch
Practical Creativity Traveling with the right tools and attitude can lead to a breakthrough on the road. By Cathy Johnson
Creative Challenge #20 Three figure painters share the secrets to their unique styles. Could one of these approaches work for you? By Betsy Dillard Stroud
Watercolor EssentialsPerspective without pain: Seven ways to ensure an accurate composition. By Donald W. Patterson
Watercolor Q&A Are all reds created equal? Find the answer, plus learn how and where to sign your paintings. By David Pyle and Birgit O'Connor
Meet the Masters Delight in the whimsical art and inspirational story of Marc Chagall. By Walter Garver
Brush Basics Learn nine easy ways to add white to your watercolors. By Mark Willenbrink