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thegrindre

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on: October 14, 2014, 10:32:06 AM
Hi all,
I can not find any watercolor magazines in my area!  :thumbdown: Can someone recommend a mag or two that I could purchase?
I would also be interested in e-magazines as well.  :)

I'm open for suggestions.
 :thankyou:
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Reply #1 on: October 14, 2014, 11:20:52 AM
Rick, I subscribed, during this past year, to The Watercolor Artist. Six issues per year:

http://www.northlightshop.com/art-magazines/watercolor-artist
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Reply #2 on: October 14, 2014, 12:07:17 PM
Susan is right northlight is a good place to shop for anything that has to do with art. For me personally I was not impressed with the magazine. But each person is different.  ;D

Nina  :flowers:
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Reply #3 on: October 14, 2014, 12:15:21 PM
Nina, I wasn't either, but I did appreciate seeing others' work. I am not renewing my subscription.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 01:00:18 PM by BeaSue »
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Reply #4 on: October 14, 2014, 12:29:14 PM
Please excuse my laughter, ladies, but I'll take your advise and NOT subscribe to it.  :2funny:   If you two didn't like it, I probably won't either.  ;)
Does anybody else have any other suggestions for a watercolor magazine to read?

 :thankyou:
« Last Edit: October 14, 2014, 12:32:19 PM by thegrindre »
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Reply #5 on: October 14, 2014, 12:47:11 PM
why don't you go to the local library and check out tons of book and magazines on the subject for free?
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Reply #6 on: October 14, 2014, 01:03:05 PM
Doina's right. I found some great watercolor books at my library. Once you get an idea of the sort of watercolor style you like, it's helpful to have some books to guide you. Now I have quite a library myself!
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Reply #7 on: October 14, 2014, 02:16:27 PM
why don't you go to the local library and check out tons of book and magazines on the subject for free?

So far, I've been too lazy to go although, I have been considering the idea.
As far as the style I want to adapt, Geoff Kersey is my idle. Just watch this vid and you'll see the kind of detail I want to paint.
DVD - Trees, Woodlands & Forests in Watercolour with Geoff Kersey

This is what I want to do.  O0

 :thankyou: ladies.  :)
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Reply #8 on: October 14, 2014, 02:24:48 PM
If you know what you want, just start doing it! if first one is garbage, is just paper, throw it away and start a new one until you perfect your stile. Study the painting you want to emulate, and start with the lightest color. Be careful, :knuppel2: I said STUDY not just look at the drawing. I hope I helped
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Reply #9 on: October 14, 2014, 02:35:37 PM
If you know what you want, just start doing it! if first one is garbage, is just paper, throw it away and start a new one until you perfect your stile. Study the painting you want to emulate, and start with the lightest color. Be careful, :knuppel2: I said STUDY not just look at the drawing. I hope I helped
Yes, yes, Diona. I am practicing birch trees and cloudy skies. I am trying to emulate this guy. I think he's fantastic.  O0
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Reply #10 on: October 14, 2014, 07:38:18 PM
Has anyone tried North Light's digital subscription? It sounds like a super good deal - a book, 10 issue of an art magazine, you get access to everything for $50 for 3 months - unlimited videos, books, the works.

http://www.northlightshop.com/north-light-vip-digital-program-2

I'm tempted, but I don't have much time to read what I already have. Let me know!
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Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 09:01:15 PM
"The art of watercolour" is a magnificent magazine. You can get in french too if you like. http://www.artofwatercolour.com/


From UK you can get The Artist, Leisure painter and/or Start Art from here http://www.painters-online.co.uk/ They are not solely watercolour magazines but of different skill levels.


Australia has watercolour or mixed art magazines too but I can't remember the name.
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Reply #12 on: October 15, 2014, 05:21:56 AM
Great links Fruhulda!  :yippee:
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Reply #13 on: October 15, 2014, 07:51:40 AM
Thanks, guys. Got it.  :)
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Reply #14 on: October 15, 2014, 08:55:30 AM
I have a subscription with 'The Leisure Painter' magazine, received it as a birthday gift last year. The only drawback is one must be online to download and read it. Can't save it to the drive. Plus internet not always being dependable  :tickedoff: makes it a right pain if I want to refer to an article. I doubt I'll renew strictly for that reason. The one unfortunate side to my lifestyle...  :boat:   moving about as I do, no set place I can have it sent and be able to access it. Shame, it's a great magazine.
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