Welcome to :iconwatercolorists: Best of June 2015!

Once again we've seen a multitude of excellent paintings submitted to watercolorists. The particular challenge of choosing this month's selection of the best was in not being limited by our usual six month eligibility rule. We have so many very fine artists that the limits are usually more helpful than not. Nevertheless, since there can only be ten, we hope you will enjoy seeing the ones that are being featured this month.

Letter by eiger3975 Letter by eiger3975

The figure in this portrait, not unlike Garbo's hauteur, is reminiscent of the cool yet sensual side of the Art Deco movement. The rich, informal patterns and colors are thoroughly modern.

Cidre et Dragon edition 2006 by UnAutreLapin Cidre et Dragon  edition 2006 by UnAutreLapin

This would be considered a truly extraordinary painting in any medium - never mind watercolor. The design and execution are masterful; enlarging the image shows the amazing depth and detail maintained by this accomplished artist.

Conch by SKMOON Conch by SKMOON

The vibrant colors and sophisticated design makes this one another truly remarkable image. An infinity of shapes and hues is suggested in the intricate patterning.

130615 by kykie02 130615 by kykie02

Manga and watercolor go together better than might be expected. The  beautifully balanced silhouettes and muted colors combine in generating a meditative painting.

Strawberry Heaven by couchmochi Strawberry Heaven by couchmochi

This is one of those rare paintings that speaks directly to the heart of all of us who love nature. The colors are soft yet clear and the drawing is magical.

Superior Gulls by richardcgreen Superior Gulls by richardcgreen

Richard has provided us with a number of his exquisite paintings since joining watercolorists. Nowadays he's well known for his magnificent abstracts inspired by the natural world. This one is a fine example of his more realistic work.

-Pterodactylus antiquus- by RiEile -Pterodactylus antiquus- by RiEile

What we have here is a very skillfully rendered watercolor painting of the elegant building that's home to the British Natural History Museum. Most of us would be content with that. In this painting, however, the artist has added a subtly painted dinosaur climbing over the wall of the walkway.

Cienisty Jasmin/shadowy jasmine by stokrotas Cienisty Jasmin/shadowy jasmine by stokrotas

It's easy to feel as though you're looking at this beautiful plant as it appears in nature rather than seeing a painting. The deceptive simplicity of this lovely still life suggests a place of peace and tranquility.

Hauru by LesDessinsDeSoph :thumb532824033:

This intriguing image is a wonderful and loving tribute to the artwork of that master of Japanese film, Hayao Miyazaki. The artist's deft design and use of a very limited palette is much to be admired.

Miss Dashwood by Vasylissa Miss Dashwood by Vasylissa

A lovely rendition of Margaret Dashwood, the romantic and silly youngest sister in Jane Austin's 'Sense and Sensibility'. The setting is well imagined and the soft colors of the palette make for a charming picture.


May you all enjoy a very Happy Summer.
Please don't forget to vote for your favorite.
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RiEile Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
It seems that I am in good company;)
Thank you!
Vasylissa Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Many thanks for feature and all kind words!Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] 
eiger3975 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks, Susan!
couchmochi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Aww thanks so much for featuring me! And for the lovely words! :love:
UnAutreLapin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Oh flute ça fait trop bizarre!
Thanks! Many thanks !!
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015   General Artist
well said - as usual :glomp:
LesDessinsDeSoph Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Thank you very much, it means a lot to me ! Love 
EarlyOctober Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
All of them look so good !
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, WOW...I'm so excited this painting has gotten a marvelous feature by you guys! Thanks so much! You've been a great group to be a part of!
stokrotas Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Thanks :)
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