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

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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.


:thumb528107519: 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 wishes to all of you from your fans at watercolorists
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Why2be Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Dear Cmac13,
I still have to wait 4 months to be featured again if everything goes well but that is not the purpose of the message.
I had a tendon tear twice in 6 months and I know how knee surgery is not easy to handle.
I wish you good luck and some courage for this recovery ;->

And congrats to everyone featured in this fabulous Best of April 2015 !!!
Enjoy your day !!!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much for your kind comment :manhug:
I'm well on the mend and appreciate your support of watercolorists :boogie: too !!!
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Why2be Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
He he, great news !!!
See you soon on Watercolorists !
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barananduen Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   General Artist
Best wished to Cmac13!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   General Artist
thanks - I appreciate your kind comment :manhug:
I'm well on the mend :boogie: and thanks for your support of watercolorists
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barananduen Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   General Artist
I'm glad to hear! :hug:
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MyonArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thanks for this feature and all the best for Cmac13! :sun: 
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   General Artist
Many thanks for your kind comment :manhug:
I'm well on the mend :boogie: and thanks too for your support of watercolorists
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MyonArt Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Good the hear! :)
You are very welcome and thank you for the great work in this group! :D
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MasteroftheSword Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Whoa, hope the founder gets better soon. Tell Cmac13 to take care!
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015   General Artist
Many thanks for your kind comment :manhug:
I'm well on the mend :boogie: and thanks too for your support of watercolorists
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MasteroftheSword Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome, and nice to know you feel better!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
all beautiful things
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phantsythat Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are :)
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CoalRye Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you for featuring me! :heart:
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phantsythat Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a pleasure to find that painting.
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Nuaran Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Wow ...
I'm flattered. Thank you very much =)
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phantsythat Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a lovely piece.
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stokrotas Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Wow! thanks I'm very flattered :D
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phantsythat Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work deserves notice. :)
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stokrotas Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Thanks :)
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EmbracedByDvorovoi Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh, a feature AND a compliment? That's an honor for me. :thanks::rose:
Another honor is being featured alongside amazing people whose works made it to the "best of"! Congrats! :D
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phantsythat Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We're very pleased to have you with us.
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