50 Realistic Watercolor Paintings

Artist: Paul Pitsker   Biography

Description:
Below is a sampling of fifty original watercolor paintings by Los Angeles artist Paul Pitsker. They are painted on Arches hot press paper using a minimal palette of staining colors to produce translucent washes of intense color, often set against a dense opaque background of lunar black (iron oxide pigment) for maximum contrast.

Watercolor has a reputation as a medium given to splashy spontaneity, yet these paintings are carefully planned and tightly rendered in intricate detail, with photographic blurring and vignetting simulated for a shallow-focus "bug's eye view" effect. Yet the unpredictable and unforgiving nature of the medium still manages to prevent the result from being entirely photo-realistic. Each painting is the record of a performance, with subtle textures, paint blooms and stain borders -- telltale watercolor "accidents" on a small scale -- that reveal the story of a laborious and personal artistic process.

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Watercolor

Nesting, 2014 , 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Dreaming, 2014 , 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Buzz, 2013 , 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Blinds, 2013 , 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Jasmine, 2014 , 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Sparky, 2012 , 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

After, 2007, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Dryer, 2007, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism, watercolor landscape



Watercolor

Chill, 2008, 25 x 17", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism, watercolor landscape



Watercolor

Flutes, 2009, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Left shot, 2010, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Libation, 2011, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Milk, 2011, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Clear, 2009, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Miss, 2007, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Mixer, 2008, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Muffled, 2011, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Inky, 2011, 20 x 15", watecolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Later, 24 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Perhaps never, 2011, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Pinch, 2007, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Erasing, 2008, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Pointed, 2010, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism, watercolor landscape



Watercolor

Pressing, 2007, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Proof, 2009, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Prop, 2008, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Ride, 2006, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Secret, 2012, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Seep, 2008, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Shine, 2011, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Side, 2006, 9 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Small pigeon holes, 2009, 8 x 6", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Small window, 2010, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life



Watercolor

Spotted, 2009, 20 x 15", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism, watercolor landscape


Watercolor

Stems, 2009, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Still, 2011, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Stinger, 2006, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Stuck, 2005, 25 x 17", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Thick, 2009, 8 x 6", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Grip, 2007, 17.5 x 11.75", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Through, 2007, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Thanks, 2012, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Tilt, 2010, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Toast, 2006, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Twist, 2007, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Wasted, 2006, 25 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Alight, 2012, 8 x 6", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Finger, 2012, 8 x 6", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Grounder, 2006, 24 x 18", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life


Watercolor

Wine glass, 2009, 10 x 7", watercolor

Realistic watercolor, contemporary realism and watercolor still life