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ART 368 Explorations in Watercolor (Heidelberg): Home

Useful resources for exploring watercolor painting


Emile Nolde Coastal Landscape

Nolde, Emil, 1867-1956. Coastal Landscape.

ARTstor Images

Find images for your presentation or paper in the database,  ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point. Use the Advanced Search to search ARTstor by the name of an art work or artist, by geography, by classification (for example, Drawings and watercolors), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj).  

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube

Writing Artists' Statements

Online Books

You can search the catalog by the phrase watercolor or watercolour to find books on technique and then filter by checking ebook to find online books.  You can also find books on many well-known watercolor artists by searching their names and filtering by ebook.  Or, you can search directly in collections of online books such as these:

Art Databases


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Elizabeth Parang
Pepperdine University Libraries
24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263

Course Description

Explores concepts, materials, and techniques involved in creating watercolor paintings. 

Suggestions for Creating a Portfolio

  • Photographing Your Artwork
    The hardest part of creating a portfolio can be to take good pictures of your work. This site has some tips about shooting your work and then goes over some Photoshop methods of cleaning up the images.
  • National Portfolio Day
    Sometimes the biggest favor you can do for yourself is get a professional to look over your portfolio and tell you what they think. National Portfolio Day exists for this exact purpose--you can meet with representatives from colleges (there are days for undergraduate and graduate students in art and architecture).
  • A Word to the Wise
    The format, size, and style of your portfolio will probably depend greatly on where you're planning to submit it. Don't send the same CD-ROM to every place you apply whether it's an art school or a gallery. Even art schools all have different requirements for portfolios, so do your homework beforehand.