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We would  like to take the opportunity to tell you of the contest we're having in Abstract-Watercolor. It's open to the entire community of watercolor painters.
you don't have to be a member of the group to participate!

The theme for the contest is to paint the atmosphere of a warm blanket.
interpret that as you desire.


You don't have to be a member of Abstract-Watercolor
but keep in mind that contest submissions
must must be both abstract and created using

Three judges will choose the winners. :iconcrazyruthie: :iconoffermoord:  :icontricias:
when you check out the contest folder abstract-watercolor.deviantart… you will see that all three judges have made our token entries.
We hope these will inspire you to join in!

The contest runs until Friday  December 5, 2014 at 11:00 am pacific time.

All submissions must be created specifically for this contest.

Each of three winners, in no particular order, wins 200 points and a feature on the group's page, as well as on the judge's personal pages.  

Please submit your entries to the contest folder at :iconabstract-watercolor:

if you have any questions, feel free to contact :iconcrazyruthie:  by note.

There's still lots of time for you to paint something wonderful to share with your fellow deviants!  the contest ends on December 5th 2014.

:heart:thanks, my friends!:heart:
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Best of October 

85 deviants said Autumn fox by ChristinaMandy
54 deviants said Rachael (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec
36 deviants said Escape from Spa Nine by ColbyBluth
30 deviants said Nocturne by Yami-Hydran
17 deviants said Lucrezia Borgia by Shigure92
12 deviants said All the long rain by vladimirsangel
5 deviants said Puffball fog by isletree
4 deviants said Ready Or Not, Here I Come! by erinclaireb
4 deviants said Rin Okumura by kaczuch-A
3 deviants said Pumpkin Bag by Yenni-Vu

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Sekiu96 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding me to the group!
Karita94 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How can I contribute my art in one of your folders? Can't find that option on any of them.. Just the "contribute art" button on the front page and in the right corner above all the folders. 
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014   General Artist
Are you a member of our group?
If no, join the group -
If yes, go to the Members submissions folder
 in our :gallery: to contribute one piece per twenty four hours :glomp:

And please take time to  read our rules… before
submitting images for display :D

Karita94 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, okay! :) Was a bit confused because on other groups you choose a folder that fit for the artwork, for example "abstract artworks". Thanks for replying :D
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014   General Artist
go ahead and read our rules if you need more :nod:
Please read our rules…
submitting images for display :D
LoonaLucy Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
Thanks for accepting me! :)
angela808 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
can anyone tell me what typ of water colour is best to paint with?
Yenni-Vu Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i use schmincke and colorex. the last one is similar to dr. ph martins, just much cheaper!
i recommend higher (not the most expensive ones necessary!) quality tools, because "school quality" can destroy your fun.
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:
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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