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Welcome to the mid-spring edition of the Best of the Month paintings submitted to watercolorists!


Winnowing through so many excellent artworks to reach just ten is always the most difficult part of this process - that, plus the fact there must be a six month interim between featuring selections by particular artists. So, after much consideration (that included teeth grinding and hair pulling), here are the ones that have been chosen as the outstanding examples for April.

Blekitna Przyszlosc/Azure future by stokrotas Blekitna Przyszlosc/Azure future by stokrotas

Using a very limited blue and ochre palette the artist has created an exquisite image. The composition is balanced but relaxed in its formality.

Concept Art II -Mec'H The Red Wyvern by Chonunhwa Concept Art II -Mec'H The Red Wyvern by Chonunhwa

Dragons have to be a hands down favorite among mythical beasts and this one is both weird and wonderful. The design is unusual enough but the colors draw our attention.

Dragons egg by isletree Dragons egg by isletree

Fantasy, imagination, and the delight of storytelling in picture form are hallmarks of this artist's work. Her ability to add detailed elements over  soft color washes is delightful.

Icy white waters in forest black onyx mountains by Zawij Icy white waters in forest black onyx mountains by Zawij

Powerful colors and high contrast make this an exceptional example of how a watercolor can match any medium in transmitting the stark beauty of nature.

Ravens by CoalRye Ravens by CoalRye

A little macabre, yes, but with enough wry humor to make it almost friendly. The rich, dark shades enhance the mystery of the scene.

Small Anne by stokrotas Small Anne by stokrotas

Diffuse soft light and rich primary colors harmonize beautifully in this classic portrait. Stairs that are suggested rather than defined draws our attention upward.

Summer's crib by EmbracedByDvorovoi Summer's Crib by EmbracedByDvorovoi  

In a heartwarming series of understated images the artist has created a polished story that has appeal for people of all ages. The creature character is most charming.

Tea no1 - Original for sell by YFYeung Tea no 1 by YFYeung

This still life painting is stunningly beautiful in its elegance and deceptive simplicity. It is a transcendent teapot.

Vivian by Nuaran Vivian by Nuaran

The elegance of line and bright yet subtle colors combine to make for a unique and fascinating portrait. There's something odd but very compelling in her gaze.

What Goes 'Round by richardcgreen What Goes 'Round by richardcgreen

The fine line between abstraction and reality come together in the meticulous composition of this piece. The artist is a master of searching out the inherent forms in poured watercolor.

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Many thanks to all of you for your hard work and your devotion to enhancing the world through the creative arts. Please remember to vote for your favorite.

(and perhaps you could send some good wishes to our dear friend and founder Cmac13 who has been recuperating from knee surgery)

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Best of April 

55 deviants said Icy white waters in forest black onyx mountains by Zawij
40 deviants said What Goes 'Round by richardcgreen
36 deviants said Blekitna Przyszlosc/Azure future by stokrotas
31 deviants said Vivian by Nuaran
27 deviants said Ravens by CoalRye
17 deviants said Small Anne by stokrotas
16 deviants said Dragons egg by isletree
7 deviants said Concept Art II -Mec'H The Red Wyvern by Chonunhwa
6 deviants said Tea no1 - Original for sell by YFYeung
No deviants said Summer's crib by EmbracedByDvorovoi

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richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks much for the April fave....and the glowing comments!
phantsythat Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy to have you here. All glowing compliments are well deserved!
richardcgreen Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Happy to be part of such a well-organized group.
I was a member at one time....and perhaps I dropped out because it wasn't so well organized....then.
Regard, richard
SilviaDiMauro Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Here's a free contest with Winsor & Newton Prizes!!! cTake a look ;-)…
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015   General Artist
We would love to, but it's all in Italian. Will it be available also for English speakers?
SilviaDiMauro Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
yes, it's a worldwide contest. Sorry but there was a problem with the translator but you can contact the administrator sending an email to or  a message to the facebook page He speaks english too.

Good luck :-D
Why2be Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Dear Admins,
Do you know how many deviations you receive per month ? (approx.) ?
Kind regards.
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015   General Artist
Interesting question
Here are our group's stats for a week
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Why2be Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thanks ! So we can consider about 500 devs per month I think.
Had you got surgery on your knee ? Is that you ???
AlexandraSerres Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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