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Each month one of the watercolorists moderators creates a BEST OF feature :boogie:
The Best of August 2014 was phantsythat 's turn

"Choosing just ten favorites from such a wonderful selection of paintings received here at watercolorists this past month has been very difficult as there have been many that arrived in our August galleries worthy of closer attention. Now the hard choices have been made, I'd like to share them with you and ask that you vote for your own favorites in our poll."

tuliipiie 101 by tuliipiie

You can't help but be charmed by the character depicted in this very spare urban landscape. His determined expression and walking pose are very well rendered. Although the artist's use of color is minimal it's used to very good effect, particularly noticeable in the dark shades of his clothing that match the shadows and the power lines nearby and distant.

salinasj Lighthouse by salinasj

The almost photographic quality of this piece makes for a fascinating painting. The level of detail is extraordinary as are the quiet, somber shades that suggest the cool light of the North Atlantic coast.

RodGallery Inverno Infernal by RodGallery

The blues and grays of this piece work wonderfully well in illustrating both the cold of the winter season and the inhumanity of war. While the soldier standing to stiff attention appears as machinelike as his artillery piece, the two little boys are amazingly expressive.

YFYeung Japanese print study : Tiger by YFYeung

This is a watercolor painting done in the ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints made famous by Hiroshige and Hokusai among others. The highly stylized tiger is exquisitely drawn allowing no doubt in his essence as a powerful and beautiful force of nature.

kykie02 (070814) commission for DerpyBunnies by kykie02

This delightful character portrayal makes wonderful use of classic watercolor technique. The colors are soft yet vibrant and clear. The original pencil drawing is just visible enough to enhance the gesture and stance without drawing undue attention away from the forms.

0618623 street food by 0618623

This is a vibrant and fascinating depiction of a nighttime urban scene. The artist's use of powerful colors against the dark neutrals of the elementary architectural forms shows a masterful skill with the medium. The minimally delineated characters have great presence.

Vasylissa Utopiec by Vasylissa

Mystery and drama in this sweet fairytale painting are beautifully implied by the artist's skill with design and hue. The composition is very well arranged to draw our attention to the characters of the piece and the focal point of the candle set in flowers.

RubisFirenos Nap Dragon Koi  O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos

In a very cleverly painted piece the artist has taken full advantage of the the shapes and forms that can be teased out of a surface that's been randomly stained with colors. The dragon seems to be swimming in the atmosphere of viscid alien world toward some unimaginable destination.

ricechicken Bryan by ricechicken

The beauty of this portrait isn't so much in the portrayal of the young man's physical perfection, rather that its lack thereof. He looks like someone whose life experience makes him someone you'd like to know better. The artist who painted this picture has a fine eye for what makes a person attractive.

taintedsilence Clockwork by taintedsilence

This magnificently realized fantasy illustration commands our attention just as the artist intended. The rich colors and intricate steampunk design enhance and draw our attention to that mysterious spark of light at the character's fingertips.

Thank you all for the fine work you've submitted and for making watercolorists such a fine group. We look forward to more!

Please remember to vote in our BEST of August 2014 Poll

 :heart: Best wishes :)  phantsythat watercolorists moderator

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Cmac13
Cmac13
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:wave: Hi everyone :wave:

:hmm: about myself :hmm: :hmm: :hmm: :hmm:

my goal is to illustrate children's books
i chase humming birds spring/summer
i trade art fall/winter
i strive to be child like rather than childish
and i :pray: we ALL find a bit of bliss as we play :D

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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks for faving "the tower" :ahoy:
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fave.:D (Big Grin) 
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Kitteh-Pawz Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:'s :)
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ricechicken Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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