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Squares 17- abstract bright color blue green dominant color ink drawing on paper
By Dana Piazza
Located in New York, NY
Dana Piazza's creates abstract colorful drawings, full of the illusion of depth, movement, and three-dimensionality. His highly obsessive ink drawings on paper are built upon algorit...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Ink, Archival Paper

Sorry, Not Sorry (framed)
Located in San Francisco, CA
Jennifer Shada’s watercolors examine textiles for their inherent marking of culture, style and personal narrative. Exclusively painting fabric at rest in undefined space, she draws a...
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2010s Realist Still-life Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Paper

Arabesque 2 (Abstract Drawing on Paper in Vertical White Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract arabesque drawing on paper in vertical white frame Graphite on paper in vintage frame 27 x 11 inches framed Wire on the back, ready to hang as is This abstract graphite dr...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Graphite, Paper

Sunset Over the Mountains (Small Framed Mountain & River Landscape Drawing))
By Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Located in Hudson, NY
Small Hudson River School style landscape drawing on paper of the Hudson River Valley in shades of purple, blue and violet 'Sunset Over the Mountains' by Jane Bloodgood-Abrams paste...
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2010s Hudson River School Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Morandi Origami G (Framed Abstract Graphite Drawing, Mid-Century Modern Style)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract, cubist-style graphite drawing in mid-century modern frame Graphite on paper in vintage frame 15 x 11 inches (would pair well with "Morandi Origami F, " Ref. Number: LU2272...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Geography #3 (Abstract Gestural Grid Drawing in Dark & Light Pastels, Framed)
By Anne Francey
Located in Hudson, NY
Geography #3 (Abstract Gestural Grid Drawing in Dark & Light Pastels, Framed) by Anne Francey Abstract, gestural graphite and pastel drawing on Arches paper 30 x 22.5 inches unframed...
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1990s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Pastel, Archival Paper, Graphite

Infanta LI (Small Abstract Cubist Graphite Drawing in Vintage Black Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Graphite on paper in vintage, mid century modern black wood frame 14 x 12 x 2.25 inches in black painted beveled frame This listing is available from Carrie Haddad Gallery, based in ...
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2010s Modern Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Pressed (Framed Graphic Abstract Painting in Red, Dark Teal & Light Green)
By Jenny Kemp
Located in Hudson, NY
Graphic abstract painting on paper in in complementary hues of red-orange, dark teal and light green "Pressed" by Jenny Kemp, painted in 2018 Gouache on paper in a light wood frame ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Archival Paper, Gouache

Iona Marsh (En Plein Air Landscape Pastel Drawing on Paper in a Gold Frame)
By Judy Reynolds
Located in Hudson, NY
Small, impressionist style en plein air landscape pastel drawing on paper in gold frame Sight dimensions: 6 x 12 inches, 11.5 x 17.5 inches in gold frame Signed, verso This small, h...
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2010s Hudson River School Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Pastel

Joyce Wieland "Marie Antoinette"
By Joyce Wieland
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) is one of the most accomplished and versatile Canadian artists. She achieved a level of commercial and critical success in her lifetime that was exceptional...
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1960s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Color Pencil

Joyce Wieland "3 Graces"
By Joyce Wieland
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Joyce Wieland (1931-1998) was one of the most accomplished and versatile Canadian artists of the 20th century. Emerging on the Toronto art scene in the early 1960s, throughout her ca...
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1980s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Color Pencil

Trailblazer by Patsy McArthur, charcoal drawing, underwater diver and bubbles
By Patsy McArthur
Located in Dallas, TX
Scottish artist Patsy McArthur explores the grace and power of human movement in her naturalistic drawings and paintings. Her latest works, including small ink studies, charcoal and ...
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2010s Realist Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Charcoal, Archival Paper

Arch 6
By Jason Andrew Turner
Located in Philadelphia, PA
"Arch 6" is an original sumi ink, gouache, and copic ink on paper artwork by Jason Andrew Turner measuring 26"h x 20"w framed. Jason Andrew Turner (b. 1982, Birmingham, AL) is a vis...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Ink, Sumi Ink, Gouache

Green House - Original Watercolor Artwork (Framed)
By Maria C. Bernhardsson
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maria C Bernhardsson is a colorful artist who lives and paints in Sweden. Most of her works are influenced by the architecture and geometry of houses. Bernhardsson travels the world ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Abstract Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Paper, Watercolor

Kim Dorland "Morning Swim" watercolor 2010
By Kim Dorland
Located in Toronto, Ontario
If you were fortunate to see the sensational exhibit "You Are Here: Kim Dorland the Return to Painting" which ran at the McMichael Gallery during the fall of 2013 you witnessed the g...
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2010s Contemporary Mixed Media

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Mixed Media

Far and Wide (framed)
By Katherine B. Young
Located in San Francisco, CA
Katherine B. Young’s paintings and drawings are explorations of the spiritual in nature, specifically in the vast spaces of ocean and sky. Alluding to art historical icon paintings, ...
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2010s Realist Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Mystical Garden, graphite on paper, framed
By Martine Johanna
Located in New York, NY
This work is a drawing on paper, floating within a maple frame. The drawing measures 20 x 15 inches unframed and framed 24.25 x 19.25 inches. Her work is highly detailed. This work ...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

The Alternate, graphite on paper, framed
By Martine Johanna
Located in New York, NY
This is a drawing on paper, floating within a maple frame. The drawing measures 20 x 15 inches unframed and framed 24.25 x 19.25 inches. Her work is highly detailed. This work was e...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Coaxist 10419 - Soft pastel color abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Coaxist 10819 - Soft pastel color abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Coaxist 10519 - Soft pastel blue abstract geometric circle watercolor on paper
By Evan Venegas
Located in New York, NY
Evan Venegas works primarily in watercolor, a delicate medium through which he is best able to convey subtle meanings and emotions. Using geometric shapes in general and circles in p...
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2010s Abstract Geometric Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Black Mirror - Japanese Style Gyotaku Fish Painting on Mulberry Paper Framed
By Jeff Conroy
Located in Chicago, IL
This is a Gyotaku method painting of two fish on a mulberry paper background. This fish impression using minimal color is akin to a fossil. The mulberry paper has a soft hue and sl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Animal Drawings and Watercolors

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Sumi Ink, Watercolor, Mulberry Paper

Three Figures (Black & White Abstract Graphite Drawing in Contemporary Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Three Figures (Black & White Abstract Graphite Drawing in Contemporary Frame) by David Dew Bruner Abstract graphite drawing on paper in custom black wood frame 50 x 54 inches 54 x 60...
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

Infanta XLVIII (Abstract Figurative Graphite Drawing in Antique Pewter Frame)
By David Dew Bruner
Located in Hudson, NY
Abstract graphite drawing on paper in vintage pewter frame 5.75 x 4.5 inches This abstract figurative graphite drawing on paper was inspired by academic paintings of the Infanta Mar...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Graphite

The Bold Dragoon (Figurative Chalk Drawing of a Young Man's Silhouette, Framed)
Located in Hudson, NY
Figurative chalk drawing of a young man's silhouette and clouds on vintage collaged music sheets. Artwork measures 48 x 28 inches 52 x 32 inches framed, deckle edge paper is floated ...
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2010s Modern Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Chalk

On The Beach Small Work on Paper
By André Gisson
Located in Delray Beach, FL
Andre Gisson watercolor signed a Motyka gold leaf frame under glass. André Gisson (1921 – July 28, 2003) was an American Impressionist painter. He graduated from the Pratt Institute ...
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1980s Impressionist Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Paper, Watercolor

Donald Trump- figurative black and white portrait drawing on matchbox
By Matchbox Artists
Located in New York, NY
In recent years, MB has also created a unique gallery - drawing black and white pencil portraits of iconic celebrities on matchbooks, while using the actual matches in the display. B...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Portrait Drawings and Waterco...

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Graphite

Pacific Coast in Spring Watercolor Landscape
Located in Soquel, CA
Vibrant watercolor of Pacific coastal waters crashing in the the cliffs, by an unknown artist (American, 20th Century). Presented in a dark green mat with a dark aluminum frame. Imag...
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Late 20th Century American Impressionist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor, Laid Paper

Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan, Cityscape Watercolor by Reginald Marsh
By Reginald Marsh
Located in Long Island City, NY
Artist: Reginald Marsh, American (1898 - 1954) Title: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan II Year: 1938 Medium: Watercolor on Paper, signed and dated l.r. Size: 14 in. x 20 in. (35.5...
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1930s American Realist Landscape Paintings

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Watercolor

Abstract Red Pink Blue Flowers on Yellow Background by British Landscape Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink, Orange & Blue Wild Flowers on a Yellow Background by British Landscape Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Frame...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Watercolor, Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic

Abstract Red & Pink Flowers on a White Background by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink & Orange Wild Flowers on a White Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Framed in...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Abstract Pink & Purple Flowers Interior Design by British Contemporary Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Pink, Yellow & White Wild Flowers on a Natural Earthy Brown Background by British Contemporary Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior De...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Abstract Red Blue Flowers on Green Background by Contemporary British Artist
By Angela Wakefield
Located in Preston, GB
Painting of Abstract Red, Green & Blue Wild Flowers on a Green Background by Contemporary British Artist, Angela Wakefield. From the 'Spring Burst' Interior Design Series. Framed in ...
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Early 2000s Abstract Impressionist Abstract Paintings

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Gesso, Canvas, Paint, Cotton Canvas, Mixed Media, Acrylic, Watercolor

Amaryllis II / framed watercolor
By Gary Bukovnik
Located in Burlingame, CA
Amaryllis II original watercolor in vibrant red and green from Cleveland-born and educated Gary Bukovnik who has lived in San Francisco for over 40 years. Bukovnik’s art conveys a mo...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Still-life Drawings and Water...

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Paper, Watercolor

Nudes-Framed Watercolor on Paper
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Watercolor on Paper. Measures 30.75 x 24.75 inches with frame. Image is in Excellent Condition. Frame and casing show significant signs of wear due to age and handling and is in Dist...
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Late 20th Century Nude Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

  • Nudes-Framed Watercolor on Paper
  • Nudes-Framed Watercolor on Paper
  • Nudes-Framed Watercolor on Paper
  • Nudes-Framed Watercolor on Paper
H 30.75 in. W 24.75 in. D 1 in.
“ Flora Jaune” Framed Watercolor by S. Watercolor
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“Flora Jade” Framed Watercolor by S. Watercolor
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

“Flora Green” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“Flora Rouge” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“ Flora Lavender” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“ Flora Vermillion” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“ Flora Plum” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

“ Flora Tangerine”. Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

“ Flora Coral” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

“ Flora Natural” Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

“ Flora Magenta” Framed watercolor by S. Wheeler
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Impressionist Drawings and Watercolor Paintings

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Watercolor

N'e a' Paris-Framed Watercolor. Signed by Artist
By Lucien Delarue
Located in Clinton Twp, MI
Watercolor. Signed by the artist. Measures 34.5 x 28.5 inches with frame and matting. Image is in Excellent Condition. Frame and matting show signs of wear due to age and handling an...
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Late 20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Spectators At The Polo Match" Framed Watercolour
Located in Bristol, CT
"Spectators At The Polo Match" watercolour on paper Signed (LR): Bruce Roberts & dated 1/24/88 Art Sz: 9"H x 11-1/2"W Frame Sz: 13-1/2"H x 16"W
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Late 20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

“ Flora Sage with Magenta”. Framed Watercolor by S. Wheeler.
Located in Smyrna, GA
Abstract watercolor floral on handmade paper by artist Stephanie Wheeler Paper has deckled edge Frame is included These look great individually , or hanging in a grid ….see pics . ...
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2010s Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

The Hierophant (Framed Watercolor Illustration on Archival Paper)
By Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick
Located in Hudson, NY
Watercolor on archival paper 23 x 17 inches in white-painted custom wood frame with 8ply mat 19 x 13 inches unframed This whimsical, highly stylized watercolor drawing on archival p...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Marinus Gidding (1863-1925) - Signed & Framed Watercolour, Boating Scene
Located in Corsham, GB
An impressive watercolour boating scene by Dutch artist Marinus Gidding. Well presented in a card mount and classic gilt frame. With body colour. Signed. On watercolour paper.
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Attrib. William Callow (1812-1908) - Framed Watercolour, River Punting
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine watercolour sketch with touches of body color, depicting two figures in a punt by the reeded banks of a river, attributed to the landscape painter and watercolourist William C...
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19th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Eight of Wands (Framed Watercolor Illustration on Archival Paper)
By Nicholas Kahn & Richard Selesnick
Located in Hudson, NY
Watercolor on archival paper 23 x 17 inches in white-painted custom wood frame with 8ply mat 19 x 13 inches unframed This whimsical, highly stylized watercolor drawing on archival p...
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2010s Contemporary Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor, Archival Paper

Frank B. Jowett ( 1879-1943) - Signed & Framed Watercolour, River Landscape
Located in Corsham, GB
An impressive watercolour study by listed British artist Frank B. Jowett (1879-1943). The impressionistic brushstrokes and subtle yet rich colour palette is typical of Jowett's uniqu...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

"Beaver Lake Reflections," Original Framed Watercolor signed by David Barnett
By David Barnett
Located in Milwaukee, WI
"Beaver Lake Reflections" is an original watercolor painting on paper by David Barnett, signed in the lower right. The painting is an abstract representation of the lake on which the...
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Early 2000s Contemporary Abstract Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Robert William Arthur Rouse (1867-1951) - Framed Watercolour, The Riverbank
Located in Corsham, GB
An excellent monochrome watercolour by the well listed British artist Robert William Arthur Rouse. The artwork shows a delightful view of a boat and windmill beside a riverbank. Impr...
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20th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

W. Warman (fl.1820-1830) - Signed & Framed Watercolour, Portrait of a Woman
Located in Corsham, GB
An elegant and graceful study of a woman. Each miniature brushstroke is calculated and carefully crafted. The overall results are truly beautiful. Well presented in a wood frame with...
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19th Century Landscape Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) - Framed Watercolour, Figures in a Park
By Harold Hope Read
Located in Corsham, GB
An excellent narrative watercolour in the typical style of Harold Hope Read. Depicting 1920s characters relaxing in an English park. Well presented in a cream card mount and contempo...
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

Harold Hope Read (1881-1959) - Framed Watercolour, Daily Street Scene
By Harold Hope Read
Located in Corsham, GB
An excellent narrative watercolour in the typical style of Harold Hope Read, depicting a crowded city street scene (possibly Brighton, where the artist lived for a time). In his dist...
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20th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

John Guttridge Sykes (1866-1941) - Framed Watercolour, St. Michael's Mount
Located in Corsham, GB
A fine depiction of the Cornish coastline with body colour to the boats. Inscribed on the reverse with artist's name, title and '(Reverse has a drawing of rocks on St. Michael's Moun...
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19th Century Figurative Drawings and Watercolors

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Watercolor

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Framed Watercolor For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate framed watercolor for your needs in our varied inventory. In our selection of items, you can find Contemporary examples as well as a Abstract version. Making the right choice when shopping for a framed watercolor may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 18th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century. If you’re looking to add a framed watercolor to create new energy in an otherwise neutral space in your home, you can find a work on 1stDibs that features elements of gray, brown, beige, blue and more. Finding an appealing framed watercolor — no matter the origin — is easy, but David Dew Bruner, Harold Hope Read, Peter Collins ARCA, Russ Havard and Devie Elzafon each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Frequently made by artists working in paint, watercolor and paper, these artworks are unique and have attracted attention over the years. A large framed watercolor can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller framed watercolor, measuring 1.97 high and 1.5 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a Framed Watercolor?

The average selling price for a framed watercolor we offer is $650, while they’re typically $110 on the low end and $25,000 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Drawings and Watercolor Paintings for You

Revitalize your interiors — introduce drawings and watercolor paintings to your home to evoke emotions, stir conversation and show off your personality and elevated taste.

Drawing is often considered one of the world’s oldest art forms, with historians pointing to cave art as evidence. In fact, a cave in South Africa, home to Stone Age–era artists, houses artwork that is believed to be around 73,000 years old. It has indeed been argued that cave walls were the canvases for early watercolorists as well as for landscape painters in general, who endeavor to depict and elevate natural scenery through their works of art.

The supplies and methods used by artists and illustrators to create drawings and paintings have evolved over the years, and so too have the intentions. Artists can use their drawing and painting talents to observe and capture a moment, to explore or communicate ideas and convey or evoke emotion. No matter if an artist is working in charcoal or in watercolor and has chosen to portray the marvels of the pure human form, to create realistic depictions of animals in their natural habitats or perhaps to forge a new path that references the long history of abstract visual art, adding a drawing or watercolor painting to your living room or dining room that speaks to you will in turn speak to your guests and conjure stimulating energy in your space.

When you introduce a new piece of art into a common area of your home — a figurative painting by Italian watercolorist Mino Maccari or a colorful still life, such as a detailed botanical work by Deborah Eddy — you’re bringing in textures that can add visual weight to your interior design. You’ll also be creating a much-needed focal point that can instantly guide an eye toward a designated space, particularly in a room that sees a lot of foot traffic.

When you’re shopping for new visual art, whether it’s for your apartment or weekend house, remember to choose something that resonates. It doesn’t always need to make you happy, but you should at least enjoy its energy. On 1stDibs, browse a wide-ranging collection of drawings and watercolor paintings and find out how to arrange wall art when you’re ready to hang your new works.