Autumn Greetings to All
& Welcome to the Best of September at :iconwatercolorists:!

Background stuff: We want to let you know the position of Founder of watercolorists is in the process of being passed from Cmac13 to Ithilloth. These two fine artists and good friends are dedicated to supporting our members in their continuing  efforts to make watercolorists the standard for high quality at Deviant Art.

We hope you enjoy seeing this month's selection of ten pieces of excellent artwork submitted by our members.

Stormskog by Tistelmark Stormskog by Tistelmark

You can almost feel the power of the wind and rain in this forest. The artist has used a rich color palette and strong composition to define the   powerful magnificence of a storm.

night dream by 0618623 night dream by 0618623

The artist's use of primary colors to create a dramatic scene is exemplary. What makes the image especially interesting is seeing the whole scene reflected in the floor.

Frida by Vidk000 Frida by Vidk000

While it's missing her heavy eyebrows and moustache, this is a wonderful portrayal of Frida Kahlo, a Mexican painter who was famous for her self portraits, her marriage to Diego Rivera, and for her passionate love of her country. This bold portrait shows her essence.

Chinese-Style Crimean Landscape by Badusev CHINESE-STYLE CRIMEAN LANDSCAPE by Badusev

This dramatic image was made by using a symbolic shorthand. In powerful brushstrokes the artist conveys less a report of something seen than a distillation of a mood or a spirit felt.  

My Nightingale Is Singing by Flibertyjibbeth :thumb560666667:

Storybook pictures are often overdone with the addition of more detail than is required for an essential understanding of the narrative. This quiet and lovely image is exquisite in its simplicity.

The Twins by dwaynerjames The Twins - A Watercolour by Dwayne James by dwaynerjames

Painting a photo-realistic scene in watercolor is the most difficult challenge. The illusion of depth created by values and contrast, perspective and detail, and unifying washes makes this a magnificent watercolor painting.

Little Shrimp by ShanghaiSarah Little Shrimp by ShanghaiSarah

The artist has used dynamic shapes and colors to produce this charming picture of a seaside in summer. Bright sparkling light and rich primary colors harmonize beautifully to create a magical effect.

smell of nature by Fuytski smell of nature by Fuytski

This portrait displays to good effect the artist's skill at drawing contour in watercolor paint. The subject's expression, realistic skin tones, and softly blowing hair against a bucolic background combine to show a deep love and respect of nature.

Khimaera by Yami-Hydran Khimaera by Yami-Hydran

The precision of the design in combination with delicate coloring makes this one a very special example of Manga art. The story that prompted this picture is sure to be a fascinating one.

Mountains and approaching Storm by GwilymG Mountains and approaching Storm by GwilymG

A heightened sense of drama in nature is often expressed deftly through chiaroscuro, the interplay of light and dark. The artist has captured the feel of this mountainous landscape on a tempestuous  afternoon.

Best wishes from all of us for October to be a fine and creative month. Please remember to vote for your favorite of the September paintings.
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015
Thank you for your kindness including mine with these wonderful artworks.
GwilymG Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
Thank you for the feature and your very positive comment !
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous things!
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015   General Artist
thank you phantsythat :manhug: ,
I think your reasoning for why the works were selected compares favorably to the stunning talent of the artists represented  :nod: 
phantsythat Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a pleasure, my friend :)
Fuytski Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm impressed. Thank you very much. :3
0618623 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015
thanks for the feature. its an honour. 
Ithilloth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015   General Artist
Wonderful selections! Congratulations to all featured artists! :clap: :dance:
Anka-loves-to-fly Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Great selection. Congratulations to all of authors!
Badusev Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for adding my work "Chinese-Style Crimean Landscape" to this honorable list and for the comment, too.
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