The editor and I work together to select images for the cover of each issues of Watercolor Artist. The artist for this piece has such an expressive use of color and brushwork, it was a must-have for the cover.
Overall, the company wanted to change the look of all the magazine covers and brought in a design consultant. I worked with the consultant to implement this new approach. This is the first reimagined Watercolor Artist cover.
This was an interesting piece, part of our Watermedia Showcase. The piece was easy to work with. The black at the top was tailor-made or a title and I went with purples in the skybar and logo to complement the colors in the dancer’s tutu.
Third place winner for Watermedia Showcase.
Second page from Watermedia Showcase
This was an interesting choice for the cover, but the newsstand sell though was good. I think the bold color that attracted us to this piece was also a draw for the consumer.
Just as with Watercolor Artist, the consultant and I worked together on this new approach to Pastel Journal. This got a lot of good feedback from artists as well.
This was one of the first covers I did for Pastel Journal. The editor and I picked the image, then I pulled colors for the skybar and the accent color. I was grabbing from the stop sign, which made for a great contrast color.
SouthwestArt, Watercolor SIP
I dropped the color behind the skybar on this one. Southwest Art is a challenging magazine to work on because everything comes in and then goes to the printer in about 2 and a half weeks. I love the light in this piece.
The fine art group publishes a number of special interest publications each year. This was a compilation of the Watercolor Essentials column from previous issues of Watercolor Artist. I designed both the cover and interior, using the current design of Watercolor Artist and a piece of art from one of our popular artists, Charles Reid.
I had a designer out for a bit on Southwest Art, so I picked up work on this magazine for about 5 months while maintaining my other work. Southwest Art doesn’t always feature images of the southwest, but my favorite from my time working directly on the magazine are.
I designed this magazine from top to bottom. It started as a special interest publication, but was popular enough that we started a quarterly publication. The current version was updated from this.
This is the second edition of our Acrylic Artist special interest publication.