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Hi everyone! :wave:
November is over, so it's time to sum up this month's submissions and choose our best ten. It wasn't easy, as always, you keep on overwhelming us with stunning artworks - through whole month I had like over 40 candidates and still couldn't choose! :faint:
Please go and give the artists some well deserved love and admiration!

Santa Maria Della Salute by CitrusParadisi Santa Maria Della Salute by CitrusParadisi

Excellent use of bright and pure complementary colours, fine architectural details showing a famous monument in sunset light.

Original Abstract Watercolor - Impressions by KatrinaMarieBritt Original Abstract Watercolor - Impressions by KatrinaMarieBritt

Interesting abstract composition draws the eye alongside with wonderful technical execution and skillfull use of negative space.

Louise by ConnyDuck Louise by ConnyDuck

Skillfully and gently rendered portrait, with great attention to realistic colours.

Doesn't have a title yet by BlueCaroline Doesn't have a title yet by BlueCaroline

Masterful use of wet on wet, brave colours, bringing a modest forest waterscape to a new level of artistic life.

The pigeon-fancier by sanderus The pigeon-fancier by sanderus

At a closer look it gives a chaotic feel, but this chaos creates a harmonious composition of a man and his pigeons. White drops give an impression of motion, adding dynamism to the painting.

Absinthe by unerde Absinthe by unerde

What is so admirable about this painting is masterfully applied interesting texture. Alongside with limited, almost monochrome palette it gives dark, brooding feel about the painting.

Autumn river by JoaRosa Autumn river by JoaRosa

Warm mood and the melancholic feel of autumn's beauty comes along with great attention to details and composition.

Interstellar (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec Interstellar (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec

A portrait of Matthew McConaughey in Interstellar, with colorful space in background and wonderful details on space suit. Great contrast between dilluted, wet-on-wet background and careful details on the suit.

Kaylaflower by LadyEru Kaylaflower by LadyEru

Interesting mixed technique portraying artist's friend, with finely detailed flowers, branches and feathers, showing model's bond with nature. Excellent example of how originally portrait can express the model's soul.

Watercolor portrait of Nurul izzah by young920 Watercolor portrait of Nurul izzah by young920

Confident use of paint stains to show a beautiful girl.

Congratulations to all the artists for their hard work to show us a better version of the world with their eyes :heart:
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watercolorists wants to affiliate with groups who have interest in painting and other traditional arts. We also want to work with groups who want their members to learn more, and experiment and enjoy all the exciting things art has to offer!

Best of November - choose your favourite. 

88 deviants said Autumn river by JoaRosa
40 deviants said Santa Maria Della Salute by CitrusParadisi
38 deviants said Kaylaflower by LadyEru
37 deviants said The pigeon-fancier by sanderus
31 deviants said Interstellar (watercolor illustration) by Trunnec
21 deviants said Original Abstract Watercolor - Impressions by KatrinaMarieBritt
21 deviants said Doesn't have a title yet by BlueCaroline
4 deviants said Watercolor portrait of Nurul izzah by young920
3 deviants said Absinthe by unerde
2 deviants said Louise by ConnyDuck

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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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