If you enjoy seeing good watercolor portraits and learning more about them, the latest Watercolor Artist magazine is one you should have. I received mine a couple of weeks ago but have heard not everyone has received their copy.
This issue (February) has work by Susan Montague (who calls Ted Nuttall her mentor, and Ted's style can be seen in her portraits). It also has a drybrush portrait WIP from Robert J. O'Brien and a layered watercolor portrait WIP from Suzanna Reece Winton. Chock full of portrait info and tips!
It also includes the winners of the annual Watermedia Showcase plus paintings which took top prizes in 22 of the year's annual juried shows.
And since this is Sunday, it's time to showcase some new followers/viewers:
1. Katherine Thomas is a colored pencil artist. I haven't the patience for this very time-consuming work but so admire those who create masterful works using just colored pencils and layering many many times. Katherine's work makes your jaw drop and your eyes pop and your heart skip a beat - it's that good. So pop over and check out her blog if you want a dose of really good artwork to make your day.
2. HW (Hallie) Farber, whose artist blog is called Arting Around in SOVA (which stands for Southside Virginia), does everything from sketching to colored pencil to acrylic to...well just go over there and see for yourself. She's got a pretty good sense of humor, too (always a plus if I'm going to read a blog for a while).
These are just two of my newest followers/viewers. I went up to 85, then lost one and now am at 86. I think I'll celebrate when I get to 99 - maybe with a give-away.