Hi everyone  :wave:                                      February 24, 2015

Looks like our moderator phantsythat got her first DD  
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The Garden by phantsythat
:boogie: how cool is that :boogie:
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We have added another rule :faint: which will hopefully make it easier to understand if your submission is rejected because of digital applications.

:bulletgreen:  No digital interference to the artwork is allowed, apart from adjusting brightness/ contrast, watermark, cropping the scan or photograph etc. Works with digitally added content cannot be accepted.
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Here's a neat link for everyone who wants to explore watercolor :boogie: www.deviantart.com/tag/waterco…
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Time again for the Best of  feature and poll.  

:icondancing-miriam:  Dancing-Miriam  :thumb506390771:
Even before Darwin's HMS Beagle voyage (1831 to 1836) watercolor has been used to help us describe and appreciate the beauty of nature.  Here's a lovely example of that tradition.

:iconoblokmagellana:  OblokMagellana   Myszor by OblokMagellana
" You walk into the kitchen and on the table sits a mouse eating crumbs left over from dinner.."  I  expect the mouse to scamper away any second.  Such a beautifully conceived moment in this artist's creative process.  

:icongolden-quince:  golden-quince   Silent Night by golden-quince
Here's an example of the delicate softness watercolor brings to a concept and what better subject for this delightful design than Silent Night?

:iconlukuluku666: lukuluku666   Amelia maluje (Amelia is painting). by lukuluku666
This beautiful and skillfully conceived composition takes me back to my own childhood - when art became more to me than crayon, paint and brushes.  

:icontabascofanatikerin:  Tabascofanatikerin  :thumb504900406:
Here again we find an artist with something to say - in an astonishingly bold style all her own.  

:iconnicemind:  NiceMinD Charles Bridge, 38x56cm by NiceMinD
Watercolor brings life to landscapes like no other media.  Here the artist doesn't focus on photorealism but on capturing the emotion and atmosphere of Charles Bridge for all of us to enjoy.  

:iconferradaart:  ferradaart   Acuarela cerro Baron, Valparaiso Chile by ferradaart
Another landscape - different in style assuring each artist watercolor will bend to their own perceptions -  and while the artist lives in Chili Diane-Kay 's comment says it all. "  Don't know where this is but looks like any town, Midwest USA.   :clap: Very nice!!

:iconsophiasanto:  SophiaSanto  :thumb508915097:
I don't often :+fav: watermarked art :no: :no:.  Since this piece evokes such an emotional response, I've exempt it from that rule.  Something about the joyful gesture of the guitarist and the loving patience of the dog who doesn't seem to be as lost in the :music: as his master.   This scene - created with a lovely translucent application of color - makes this image a keeper.  

 :iconsuperimki:  SuperImki   Untitled again by SuperImki
This is an interesting and skillful interpretation of the human face.  Suggestive of a spiritual vortex  sages claim to see, depicting mood and perhaps even a state of health.    Very nice indeed.

:iconcaptainnutmeg:  CaptainNutmeg   Fire Horses by CaptainNutmeg
Here's an exception to the group's rules - normally we do not accept images created primarily with acrylic.  Here, however, the perfectly translucent application of paint, strong composition and vibrant color make this image exactly suited for display in watercolorists - and chosen as one of the best submitted in January 2015.


The following artists will not be in the best of January 2015 Poll as they are watercolorists moderators.  I wanted to introduce you again to the people who make watercolorists possible by highlighting their work.   If you have the time :hug:s and :kiss:s :kiss:s are appropriate thanks for all they do :boogie:.

*  :iconithilloth: Ithilloth  

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surface simplicity by Ithilloth

Ithilloth brings us the perfect intimate moment in this delicate embrace.  Her intelligent use of color brings a gentle calmness to this delightful situation, greatly enhancing the work.

* :iconphantsythat: phantsythat   Consult by phantsythat
phantsythat  brings us a delicate balance of warm/cool, while intricate detail incites our imagination and satisfies our curiosity.   Again and again we're rewarded with something we missed a moment ago -  like skeletons dancing in the background.  Perfect for children who easily intermingle  magic and science in their fantasies.

* :iconbluecaroline:  BlueCaroline   Finalement Janvier by BlueCaroline
BlueCaroline  brings us to her river.  She immerses us in the coldest day of the year - where every instinct says, get indoors - but her masterful depiction of utter cold keeps us enduring and enjoying the bitter beauty of the scene.  Think painting ice and :snowing: is easy - think again :nod:

There you have it - the best according to me - but remember - art is subjective - and next month a :new: set of :eyes: will be making the decisions - also remember - once selected for the best of feature you're ineligible for six months.  So, keep on painting and having fun and supporting watercolorists.  

Now go :sprint: vote !!!  

:heart: Cmac13 watercolorists Founder
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:icontudalia:
Tudalia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That is really great! And I really appreciate the new rule!
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015   General Artist
glad you like it :manhug: hope it makes things easier :boogie:
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:icontudalia:
Tudalia Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
It does for sure!
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:iconyoung920:
young920 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
yeap, all inspiring & unique artworks :)
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:iconcotys:
Cotys Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Professional
Great info! love being part of this group!
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015   General Artist
Glad you like it :glomp:
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:icongolden-quince:
golden-quince Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Great features! Thanks for including me!
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for supporting watercolorists :highfive:
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:iconthepurplemonster:
thepurplemonster Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful feature, thank you for making it :heart:
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015   General Artist
Glad you're enjoying it :manhug:
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:iconthepurplemonster:
thepurplemonster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely :)
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:iconferradaart:
ferradaart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Realmente muy agradecido de aparecer entre las obras del mes. Seguire dando mi mejor esfuerzo para volver a aparecer.
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015   General Artist
:highfive:
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful works
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:iconnihilistic-hun:
nihilistic-hun Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Beautiful works. :clap:
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:iconcaptainnutmeg:
CaptainNutmeg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Thanks for featuring my work!! :D
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for supporting watercolorists
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:iconsuperimki:
SuperImki Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow thank you so much this is my first feature! thank you so much that is so cool
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for supporting watercolorists
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SophiaSanto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
Wow, I did not expect it. I'm really grateful that I am among you. All works are really beautiful. Keep on creating. Cheers! Love 
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for supporting watercolorists 
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:icondancing-miriam:
Dancing-Miriam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Artist
AWww thank you so much for the feature!! The more if with such a nice comment, thanks a lot :" ) 
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for supporting watercolorists
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:icondancing-miriam:
Dancing-Miriam Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student Artist
:' ) 
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:iconyoung920:
young920 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
find some of my faves artworks here :)
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
Thank you for supporting watercolorists
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:icontabascofanatikerin:
Tabascofanatikerin Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow, thanks for featuring me and one of my artworks :aww:

I really like the other presented artworks here.
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:iconcmac13:
Cmac13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015   General Artist
Thank you so much for supporting watercolorists :highfive:
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