2015 Fabriano Watercolor Paper Art Contest Winners

Congrats to Our Fabulous Watercolor Artists!


Last year we had a great turn out in our first Fabriano Watercolor Paper Art Contest and our second annual contest has been a huge hit! We got a ton of great entries in this year's Fabriano Watercolor Paper Art Contest which can be seen here.

We saw a ton of clearly talented entries, you all voted and the winners were chosen. So lets give a hand to these amazing watercolor artists!

First Place 


by Swagatika Sahoo

watercolor, 210mmx297mm

Prize: $100 eGift Card

Second Place

Pitcher Plants Waiting

by Alexis Lavine

Transparent Watercolor, 20"x10"

Prize: Mimik Kolinsky Synthetic Brush Set

Third Place

Old Fashioned Selfie

by Adam VanHouten

Watercolor, 15"x21"

Prize: Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper 10 Sheet Pack



Congrats to all of our entries on their amazing artwork. To keep up with all of our art contests, check out our Art Contest Page!


A Jerry's Online Street Team Art Project with Nathalie Kalbach and Liquitex

Last week, we introduced you to Nathalie Kalbach and her paintings in our Artist Spotlight. To show off some of her skills and teach you how to create a similar mixed-media masterpiece, we sat down with Nathalie for a step-by-step walkthrough of how she creates her art. Take it away Nathalie!

"Being able to mix a variety of mediums into one project is important to me as a mixed media artist. For this reason, I love to use Liquitex Professional Acrylics for my urban paintings because Liquitex paints are all compatible with each other."

Step 1

"I usually start a painting by mixing Liquitex Soft Body and Heavy Body Acrylics with a brayer directly on the substrate."


"Using different viscosity acrylic paints give me the texture that I strive for in my background."


Step 2

"Using Liquitex Professional Spray paints I start laying out the composition and add another layer to my painting."


Step 3

"Next I create the city skyline- here the skylines of Manhattan and Jersey City by sketching, using collage elements and using Liquitex Acrylic Inks!"


Step 4

"I continue painting the skyline using Liquitex Soft Body and Acrylic Ink as well as Liquitex Heavy Body Paint for more texture and dimension."


Step 5

"The next layer is Liquitex Professional Spray Paint- repeating some of the stenciling of the former layers."

"Adding some Liquitex Acrylic Ink into some wet spray-painted areas create some interesting drips in different values for the waterline."


Step 6

"Usually I finish my paintings using Liquitex Markers."


"The markers help me to create some more detailed drawings but also a smoother color transition between two layered areas."


Step 7

"And another urban painting intermixing all kinds of Liquitex Acrylics is done."

And theres the final product. Thanks to Nathalie Kalbach and Liquitex for making such a cool Mixed-Media Masterpiece. To see more about liquitex's complete intermixability system, check out our Liquitex Page!


Nathalie Kalbach in Jerry's Artist Spotlight

Nathalie Kalbach is a self-taught mixed media artist. She was born in Germany and lived most of her adult life in Hamburg before moving to the United States in September 2013. She now lives in Jersey City, NJ.

Nathalie's early love of paint was squelched by an art teacher who told her she had no talent. Nathalie worked as a paralegal for seventeen years and might have remained in the wrong profession had she not discovered mixed media painting in 2004.

For the last decade Nathalie has been exploring the possibilities of creating dimension and texture by layering different materials and paint media. She worked in art journals and on canvas, incorporating collage and found objects.


Painting by Nathalie Kalbach with Liquitex Acrylics (See her paint this in our blog on Tuesday 6/23)

For Nathalie, creating art is a dialogue between her skills and the supplies she uses. It is not so much a battle as an ongoing attempt to work out the connections between ideas and techniques.

In Nathalie’s mixed media canvases she emphasizes urban subject matter, especially gentrification. She depicts the vibrancy as well as the decay that she sees in the cities around her from multiple viewpoints, represented by layering and tactile dimension.

Nathalie teaches Mixed Media Workshops around the globe and online. She loves to use Liquitex Professional Acrylics for her urban paintings and in her workshops because Liquitex paints are all intermixable with each other and create the texture and vibrancy Nathalie strives for. 

Nathalie is a Liquitex Brand Ambassador since 2014.

Look out for more of Nathalie The Splatter tuesday June 23rd. She'll be demonstrating her work with Liquitex Acrylics!

Or see more art like this below at www.nathaliesstudio.com.

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