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Watercolor painting

Watercolor (American English) or watercolour (British English; see spelling differences), also aquarelle (French, diminutive of Latin aqua "water"), is a painting method in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution. Watercolor refers to both the medium and the resulting artwork. Aquarelles painted with water-soluble colored ink instead of modern water colors are called "aquarellum atramento" (Latin for "aquarelle made with ink") by experts. However, this term has been more and more passing out of use.

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This is a watercolor I did of a tiger for my art class in highschool.

Contributed by Alena Dillard

Aquash Brushes

I'm an artist and I do quite a bit of traveling. Watercolors are great for doing quick sketches. I found some really neat aquash brushes (aka water brushes or aqua brushes) a few months ago that are perfect for travel! You don't need a separate water container because the water goes right into the barrel of the brush.

Contributed by Jenna Julien

Bouquet of Color

So i drew Adelee again, and this time I did it in watercolor! I also changed her eye color and made her cute freckles more prominent ^v^)~*

Contributed by Ronalyne Pascua

Unique Watercolor Painter: Michele Banks

Try Handmade says, "Michele Banks is a self-taught painter from Washington, DC who specializes in the sometimes-maligned medium of watercolor. Although images of sweet landscapes and precious flowers may spring to mind when thinking of watercolors, Michele’s paintings are nothing like that."

Contributed by Kathryn Vercillo

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