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Watercolorists World Art Exhibition 2011

Location: Watercolorists' Gallery
When: Sunday, June 19th @ 8:00pm

It is my pleasure to introduce watercolorists first ever contest. We wanted to do a contest and exhibition of art that follows in the same fashion our group does; to help people have fun with watercolors. It's an opportunity to show your work, and have a chance to win some prizes!

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:iconangela808:
angela808 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
can anyone tell me what typ of water colour is best to paint with?
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
Wow = that's an interesting question - I think it depends on your budget as much as anything
I use Dr. PH Martin's concentrated watercolor dyes but they are quite expensive :tears:
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's true you've asked an interesting question - one that's been the subject of many essays and arguments over the years. My advice is:

If you want to learn how to control watercolors pan paints are often the best way to start. After several decades I still have (and often use) two Pelikan sets of 24 colors each in transparent and opaque shades. The Yarka St. Petersburg and Winsor Newton pan sets are also very lovely and not especially expensive. All of these suggestions depend, of course, on where you live and what's available there. My other suggestion is to always use the best watercolor paper you can afford when you want to paint something nice. Bad paper will kill the effects of the best pigments while good paper will enhance the effects of the cheapest watercolor paint.

Once you gain some experience with the paints you choose (believe me, paint sets can last for many years and many allow you to purchase replacement pans if your favorite color runs out) - anyway, once you feel comfortable you can always purchase tube colors that will expand your selection. I have Rembrandts, Daniel Smith, M. Graham and a few others in my cupboards. Beyond tube colors there are watercolor dyes as Cmac13 mentioned. Some people even paint watercolorish pictures using other liquids -like tea, coffee and wine.

The main thing is to enjoy yourself while you experiment.
Best wishes :)
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   General Artist
:boogie: well said :glomp:
i admire your teaching expertise :manhug:
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:iconjanie-g:
Janie-G Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Thank you so much for adding "Home To Roost" to the gallery. Your support is much appreciated. :rose:
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:iconwillds85:
WillDS85 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
I am trying to contribute art on the page. I was declined yesterday because I didn't put what kind of art media used. Now I am getting a message saying I cannot submit because it would exceed the 1 submission a day? What up with that?? 
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
If you didn't put the media used in your submission it gets rejected :nod: and you can only submit ONE image every twenty four hours - so - you'll have to wait until tomorrow to resubmit the image.
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:iconwillds85:
WillDS85 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Okay, I think I have it now... I will try again tomorrow. Thanks for the help
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   General Artist
my pleasure  - we looking forward to seeing your work in our :gallery:
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Are you sure there was a 24 hours gap between first and second submission? :?
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