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07-06-2013, 03:35 PM
I'm sure I've seen this is discussion before so I apologize. I searched "blog" and similar topics and can't find the thread I'm looking for.

I've just figured out how to subscribe or follow blogs using the app bloglovin' so now I'm on the hunt for good inspirational artistic blogs! I'm looking for inspiration to help me get more serious about making more time to paint and improving my art!

I'm interested in blogs of skilled artists (preferably watercolorists) but more than just galleries of work for sale. I'd love to find some that are updated regularly and talk about the creative process, works in progress, etc. I've been finding artists I like and then looking for the blogs of the artists they like and so on and so on. But it's a slow process.

Any favorites out there?!

07-06-2013, 04:03 PM
Oooh, I like this topic. I, too, would be interested to find some watercolor blogs that regularly updated.

I like http://www.artistsnetwork.com/category/art-blogs/watercolor-artist-blog

I haven't had time to look through this yet http://www.watercolorpainting.com/links-artist-blogs-and-journals.htm

Nor this http://dailywatercolors.blogspot.com/

I'll be following this thread so see what others read!


07-06-2013, 08:13 PM
Here are some that I read regularly:

Konstantin Sterkhov - a Russian artist who posts many interviews with international watercolor artists. Good place to learn about some new watercolor artists.

Peter Ward - a UK watercolorist (and WC watercolor forum participant) who posts regularly his own work and reviews of watercolor paints, papers, brushes, as well as comments on the watercolor painting process.

Rob Adams - a UK artist (oil and watercolor, and WC watercolor forum participant) who posts his own work as well as many thoughts about the creative process of painting. Very interesting blog.

Mike Bailey - CA artist (oil and watercolor, and past president of the NWS) posts his own work and very thoughtful insights into the artistic process.


07-07-2013, 03:13 AM
http://makingamark.blogspot.co.uk/ is an interesting blog. Not just watercolour but lots of information about all aspects of making art, exhibition reviews etc

07-08-2013, 01:56 PM
I started a similar thread in April 2012 and got several good suggestions:

07-12-2013, 06:42 PM
James Gurney has a great Blog - Gurney Journey (http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/)

It's not really medium specific, and he's not a watercolorist (he writes/illustrates the Dinotopia books)...but he shares all kinds of great Art-related stuff, especially on art theory, color theory, latest research, etc.

Quinacridone Gold
07-19-2013, 03:06 AM
I also like the watercolour fanatic.

I think it's an interesting process writing a blog as you often have no feed back as to whether it is being read unless you look at your statistics. I think it is important to not only read people's blogs but to comment and interact with the author.

07-20-2013, 04:20 PM

Knowing what kind of stuff you like to paint, you might like Joseph Alleman. I really love his coloration and scenes.



07-22-2013, 10:10 AM
One artist I follow on RSS feed (http://feeds.feedburner.com/OriginalWatercoloursByTimWilmot?format=xml) is Tim Wilmot who does wonderful loose watercolours with lots of light and contrasing darks. He posts almost daily. Here's his website. (http://wizard-systems.typepad.com/tim_wilmots_paintings/)


07-22-2013, 11:59 AM
I've found some good ones by looking in the signature lines of wet canvas members who post in the gallery. Ona Kingdon provides some really nice demos and tips on her blog http://emotiveexpressions.blogspot.com/

07-23-2013, 03:32 AM
Just found this list of art related blogs (http://www.invesp.com/blog-rank/Art) on the Tim Wilmot watercolours site.

Scene Chaser
07-23-2013, 06:44 AM
I subscribe to Robert Genn's twice weekly newsletter. It's a great blog for whatever your medium might be. Here (http://visitor.constantcontact.com/manage/optin/ea?v=001GfcdKfB8aouzYildHkSglww4Q7InRECzghz4zBAm8k0831TDYIng-FEX6-cQ-H5rpDRY8hWdmMw%3D).