18 Amazing Watercolor Paintings Worth Celebrating

Artists from around the world brought their best watercolor paintings to the party for the 8th Annual  Watermedia Showcase competition. Freshen your drink and enjoy some of the finest work contemporary watercolor has to offer.

“The language of art has no boundaries.”
—Zhu Liangchuan

Prize-Winning Watercolor Paintings

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Best of Show: Playing (watercolor on paper, 22×30) by Yin Jun of WuHan, China

“As I watched my daughter swim for the first time, I was struck by the riot of color—not only in the complicated waves of water in the swimming pool, but also by the rich colors reflected by her body.”
—Yin Jun
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2nd Place: Charcoal Fire (watercolor on paper, 141⁄6×15⅓) by Zhu Liangchuan of WuHan, China

“Life and work balance is important to me. Every morning, I send my children off
to school, then head to the studio, where I immediately shift from father to artist.”
—Zhu Liangchuan
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3rd Place: Tied Up (watercolor on paper, 15×24) by Yue Luo of Guangzhou, China

“I love the time just after I’ve poured paint onto the paper, when the colors are slowly flowing across the surface and mixing naturally together. This waiting period often reveals exciting new directions for the work.”
—Yue Luo

Watermedia Showcase Honorable Mentions

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Bask in Autumn (watercolor on paper, 15×44) by Shen Hong Quan | Huzhou City, China

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Banded Benjamins (watercolor on paper, 22×30) by Lynn Pratt | Pawlet, Vermont

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Blossom (watercolor on paper, 10¼x14) by Jasmine Huang | New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Entangled (watercolor on paper, 11×15) by Dieter Wystemp | Langen, Germany

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Karen (watercolor on paper, 16×12) by Gil Robles | New York

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Love in Moscow (watercolor on paper, 22×29) by Chung Wei Chien
New Taipei City, Taiwan

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Radar (watercolor and acrylic on paper, 20×16) by Linda Stilin | Higganum, Connecticut

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Train (watercolor on paper, 10×13) by Paranat Supawantanakul
Muang, Thailand

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Emmerson (watercolor on paper, 25×20) by Christine Misencik-Bunn | Fredericktown, Ohio

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Ordinary Day (watercolor on paper, 22×39⅓) by Rainbow Tse | Yuen Long, Hong Kong

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We Never Sleep (watercolor on paper, 30×22) by Thomas W. Schaller | Marina Del Rey, California

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Thanksgiving (watercolor on paper, 18×35) by Sean Barrett | Fullerton, California

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Quilt With Pears and a Bowl of Plums (watercolor on paper, 30×22) by Chris Krupinski | Hurricane, West Virginia

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Illusions (watercolor on paper, 17×23) by R. Mike Nichols
Riverside, California

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Tattoo Guy (watercolor on paper, 15×22) by Mark McDermott | Anchorage, Alaska

Inspired? Introduce us to your masterpiece for a chance to join the party this year!

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maxmallie

I am obsessed with water colours and have been painting since I could hold my first brush, I have a huge passion for my own work and others, I love to teach and inspeier others. I'm a very proud Dad with 3 girls and amazing wife who shares my passion for painting.

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