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Best of the Month of June 2016!


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Comic by Martidy
Comic by Martidy

Proving the point that comics are a vibrant art form, we have this fine example of narrative art that needs no words to further its story. The layout is beautifully balanced and the colors and forms a visual delight.


Spices by jackfox2008
Spices by jackfox2008

The white background of this elegant still life forces us to focus our  attention on the objects. Timeless and unattached to a specific location their subtle colors and shapes show us a meaning beyond the ordinary.


Between Dreams and Reality by beyondpat
Between Dreams and Reality by beyondpat

Free association unrestricted by reason can produce surprising, unexpected imagery. With a clever and whimsical disregard for tradition this artist has produced an imaginative and intriguing image.


Night owl by 0618623
Night owl by 0618623

By envisioning the essence of a nighttime city, rather than its exact parameters, the artist has presented us with a dreamlike landscape of shadow and light. Whether it's a place in reality is left to our interpretation.


Wooden church from Kotan by GreeGW
Wooden church from Kotan by GreeGW

Using strong colors the artist has imbued this watercolor landscape in a wonderfully fresh, luminous style. What makes it special is that the hues most distant from the church dissipate into an ephemeral space that serves to subtly bring the building into focus.


Another Wednesday Walk by Oddeum
Another Wednesday Walk by Oddeum

Watercolor and fantasy have always been a good match. This fine illustration shows a the artist's skill and restraint in its elegant arrangement and subtle coloring as the open spaces pull our eyes toward the main figures. It's definitely a painting that tells its own story.


Shire hills by SarkaSkorpikova
Shire hills by SarkaSkorpikova

The graceful verdant hills of this beautiful and evocative vision of Tolkien's Middle Earth make it a magical landscape. While there are no hobbits, elves, dwarves, magicians or any other mythological characters in view, the picture is full of their presence.


Watercolor22 by Viktosa
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This is a beauteous cat, a cat of character, a cat of determination, a cat with dignity, a cat whose tiny prominent teeth make me want to give him a home. The fine design and subdued palette almost make me forget my preference for dogs.


Red Squirrel Painting by EsthervanHulsen
Red Squirrel Painting by EsthervanHulsen

I'm never quite sure where the boundary lies between realistic and photo-realistic but I do know painting realistic watercolors takes time.  This wonderfully detailed painting shows the spark of personality and character that makes even the smallest creature a unique being.


Rose garden by eiger3975
Rose garden by eiger3975

Using high contrast light and shadow, clear and uncompromising colors, and strong design, this artist is skilled at mixing contemporary images with an art deco style. This is just one example from his fine gallery of images.


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While there are always more beautiful images than we can possibly choose as best in a single month we see them all as a movable feast for our eyes and hearts. This will be my last Journal entry for watercolorists. It's been a treat to moderate the work of so many fine watercolor artists.

Don't forget to vote for your favorite :D

Be good to yourselves and keep up the good work!
All best wishes,
Susan

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Oddeum Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the feature and beautiful words !! :hug:
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SarkaSkorpikova Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you many times for mentioning! :) :worship:
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Art-by-Cricket Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such beautiful June submissions! Brilliant!
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eiger3975 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for featuring my work :) (Smile) 
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Martidy Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Student General Artist
thanks for the wonderful words, you are too kind =)  
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016   General Artist
Thanks for all you have done to make watercolorists  the best :manhug:
You will indeed be missed :nod:
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
I don't know what's better...the paintings or your comments to each one of them...or just both. I had so much trouble deciding which one to choose. I think I've fainted. 

Thank you for being such an awesome moderator!!!
Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1] 

And my guide :pwease: 
I promise to be hard working as a bee 
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016   General Artist
Well said - I agree completely :nod: the extra joy of these features is to be able to view the insights of the moderator who chooses them :iconhugfiveplz:
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for all your kindness, my friend.

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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you...and also a big thank you for the watch Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Sho lovely) [V2] 
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0618623 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
thanks for featuring my work. much appreciated 
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Ithilloth Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016   General Artist
Congratulations to all featured artists :clap: Wonderful selection as always, and your elaborate introductions are fun to read :)

:iconcryforeverplz: Bye Susan and once again thank you for all the hard work in Watercolorists! You will be missed so much!
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