Watercolor paintings have a special place in the art world, for they involve a unique dynamic between the water, the paint and the paper. The water becomes an active element in the work, meaning that the artist must accept it as a component and if necessary let the painting develop to accommodate it. This is particularly difficult as no correction is possible once brush has been applied to paper, meaning that considerable skill and care are required to pull all the aspects of the technique together to create a work of beauty. Watercolor painting has a long and proud history, having been used at many different times by artists to achieve a range of effects and results. From the beautiful illuminations of medieval monks to the innovative modern masterpieces of Kandinsky, watercolors have never been long out of fashion. If you take a look at the watercolor paintings for sale on this site, you’ll understand why.