About Watermedia


Here you will find articles written by highly regarded professionals on the history of watermedia (inclusive) and watercolor as a medium.

Our goal is to highlight watermedia history in general as well as compare and contrast Eastern and Western development.

As this section expands, it is intended to also include perspectives and techniques in watermedia painting from a variety of our members.

WHS is fortunate to have been given permission to use the following two very informative articles by Cheng-Khee Chee, Associate Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Patricia Crown, a Professor l8th and 19th Century Art at the University of Missouri- Columbia.

A Survey of Watercolor Painting in the 20th Century – Excerpts

A tribute to the first Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary International Watermedia Masters Cheng-Khee Chee, Associate Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Duluth.

pdf Survey Survey of Watercolor РChee (PDF)

The Golden Age of British Watercolor in the l8th
and 19th Centuries

Dr. Patricia Crown, Professor of l8th and 19th Century Art History and Women’s Studies at the University of Missouri- Columbia

pdf Survey Golden Age of British Watercolor РCrown (PDF)

Watercolor USA Honor Society - Kent Addison - Brush Up With Albrect Durer

Kent Addison
Brush Up With Albrect Durer

Watercolor USA Honor Society - Kent Addison - Brush Up With Albrect Durer

Grace Swanson
Apples & Blue Kimono

Watercolor USA Honor Society - Laurin McCracken - Three Magnolias with Silver

Laurin McCracken
Three Magnolias with Silver

Watercolor USA Honor Society - Kathleen Conover -  Ageless Ingenuity

Kathleen Conover
Ageless Ingenuity