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Greetings from :iconwatercolorists: and Happy April to All!

We hope you enjoy seeing this month's selection of ten pieces of excellent artwork submitted by our members.

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skull by Andrzej-Korytkowski
skull by Andrzej-Korytkowski

The skillful yet understated design and the magnificent purity of the colors chosen make this a very memorable image. If we see death as a transition then the brightening at the top of the figure is significant.


Fireplace in watercolour ... tutorial by kios18
Fireplace in watercolour ... tutorial by kios18

Although tutorials don't often make an appearance in our monthly feature, the elegance of this one recommend it to any new or even experienced watercolorists. The artist shows clearly that very little in the way of materials is required in making a fine picture.


St Eia street St Ives. by MichaelHocking
St Eia street St Ives. by MichaelHocking

One of the most striking qualities of Michael Hocking's work is that you recognize his scenes and characters in the smallest thumbnails and can imagine them having the same effect across a large gallery space. His colors are muted as are the forms but the paintings are alive with his love of people and the places they frequent.


Coming Storm by happytimer
Coming Storm by happytimer

I was surprised to see I'd chosen two of this artist's submissions as possible 'features' this month. The other was his wonderful 'Wood Duck'. On reflection this one seemed the better choice as pictures with people are always more fun. You can see the storm brewing by his skillful representation of light and shadow. The seasoned captain of the 'Lucky' shortens the sail as his two apprehensive passengers observe.


Shadow thief 2 by isletree
Shadow thief 2 by isletree

The purity of isletree's vision has been a frequent delight here at dA, one sometimes shared here at watercolorists. The lines are simple but make complex patterns in multiple hues. The gentle humor and tenderness portrayed in her paintings is heartwarming. (Check out the character's little foot.)


Radagast the Brown by peet
Radagast the Brown by peet

peet has been entertaining us with his unique vision of Middle Earth for a very long time. Using subtle colors and his strong drawing skills all of his paintings, with this as just one example, show a sensitivity to the natural magic that surrounds us in this world just as much as in a deeply imagined magical realm.


The Kirin O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos
The Kirin O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos

Order from chaos is the best way to describe this magnificent dragon. By skillfully balancing such disparate media as coffee and colored pigments the artist has captured a delicate yet powerful creature out of mythology.


Watercolor lynx by realm-of-lost-minds
Watercolor lynx by realm-of-lost-minds

In combination a delicate touch and close observation have led to this truly lovely portrait of a lynx. The colors and brushwork harmonize to bring us closer to the wild world that belongs all living beings.


Spring Flowers 3 by Til-Til
Spring Flowers 3 by Til-Til

What exactly is the difference between a daffodil, a narcissus, and a jonquil? The simple answer is nothing and, like these pictured here, are always a delight to see. Such wonderfully fresh colors!


When the light is so bright by Angelina-LG
When the light is so bright by Angelina-LG

And after Spring comes Summer. The artist has captured the brilliant light of the high season by her use of just two complementary colors in this fine image of canine contemplation.


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Many thanks from watercolorists for all the beautiful pictures!
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Best of March 2016 

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90 deviants said The Kirin O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos
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77 deviants said Radagast the Brown by peet
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72 deviants said skull by Andrzej-Korytkowski
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48 deviants said When the light is so bright by Angelina-LG
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21 deviants said Coming Storm by happytimer
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21 deviants said Spring Flowers 3 by Til-Til
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18 deviants said Shadow thief 2 by isletree
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16 deviants said St Eia street St Ives. by MichaelHocking
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9 deviants said Watercolor lynx by realm-of-lost-minds
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5 deviants said Fireplace in watercolour ... tutorial by kios18

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:iconjacbower:
JacBower Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding me to this awesome group!
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016   General Artist
We're happy to have you as the part of the awesomeness! :giggle:
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much, as ever. Always a deep pleasure and honour to be featured on one of my favourite groups, and always amongst such wonderfully-talented fellow artists :worship:.
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're very glad of your skill and generosity, peet :)
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peet Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Likewise, sincerely :thanks:
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MichaelHocking Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thank's for adding mine to best of march cherry blossom 
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well deserved, Michael!
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FabriceW Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for adding my painting to your gallery; I really tried to get a good picture of it.
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Yoann-Brun Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello ! I have a question about fav.me/d9uxxeo
It's a traditional work at the beginning,  and I work on it again with the computer, can it be submit on the groups' gallery or it is too far away of a traditionnal work ?
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016   General Artist
Hi! Thanks for your question :)
Unfortunately the group doesn't allow any digital editing to the artwork apart from adjusting scan/photograph to original colors and watermarking. This means we can't accept this particular work or any other works using this mixed traditional & digital technique. However we would be delighted to see the original, unedited traditional piece in our group, and you could link the mixed version in the traditional one's description for people to see. Sounds like fun solution, doesn't it :)
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