Runny Paints: Modern Watercolor Portraits

Watercolor is one of the oldest and arguably greatest techniques of painting. A style that is becoming more and more popular. The upsurge in popularity is most assuredly owed, in no small part, to its versatility and simplicity, which give one an opportunity to experiment with the medium. Not only with materials on which the paint is applied, but also with different styles and themes.

Due to its long history, it’s no wonder that watercolor painting has won a lot of supporters and followers. So many talented people have worked with them or try at least tried using them once. Some to broaden their horizons, others to initially try as a hobby before they chose it as a prime direction.

Today we are showcasing the works of some really talented artists who are truly devoted to this technique. Some of them stick to traditional forms of art and others do experiments, but all in all they achieve fantastic results and create amazing modern watercolor portraits.

Runny Paints

1. Still Life with Flowers, Fruit, Great Tit and a Mouse

2. Man

3. Light green background

4. Fire fox

5. Aiguilles of Chamonix, 1849 by John Ruskin

6. Break break break

7. Coal Merchant’s House in Market Street, Croydon

8. Fishing Family Houses in Scheveningen

9. An Alpine Valley, the Matterhorn in the Distance

10. Dumbarton Castle

11. Lauffenburg on the Rhine

12. Watercolour mark

13. Tulip

14. Girl

15. Horse

16. Natalie Portman

17. Women and leaves

18. Dog

19. Kingfisher

20. Forest

21. Cat

22. Beauty

23. Human

24. Portrait

25. Nature

26. Watercolor portrait

The Paint Has Dried

For all the apparent simplicity of the medium and tools the watercolor technique is really a complex artform. So, if you spotted a really creative watercolor artwork elsewhere, let us know. Do share your opinion with us on this collection. Which piece did you find the most impressive?


This article is originally published on Jul 20, 2012, and updated on Feb 28, 2022.
Nataly is an internet entrepreneur and an amateur web designer and developer from Sevastopol, Ukraine. She is running a blog for web designers and developers where you can find some inspirational and useful stuff. In her spare time she reads books, unveils the secrets of the world and plays volleyball.

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