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
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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 red-fox-child
Watercolor lynx by red-fox-child

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!
Please remember to vote for your favorite.

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xxsensi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016
every single one of them is so beautiful!
to the artists: you guys did a really amazing work!
it is always so hard to decide...
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're most gracious :heart:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful works
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We have a lot of fine work to choose from!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016   General Artist
Bravo - :worship: once again the selection narrative is as well crafted as the images chosen for watercolorists monthly Best of feature. 

Going to be very hard to decide which one gets my vote :faint: 
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016   General Artist
Maybe after I vote you can let me in on your choice :fingerscrossed:
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm very happy you like them all, my friend. I know which one got my vote but I'm not telling. Lol 
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Til-Til Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for mention my humble daffodil... errr... narcissus... mmmm... jonquil - I do not know the difference between them too :D

I am really flattered! :hug:

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phantsythat Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hah! What I learned was that they're all narcissi but the big ones are usually called daffodils and the smaller ones jonquils :). I never knew that either. Thanks so much for painting such a sweet picture and sharing it with us. :heart:
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