The Art of Watercolour 32nd issue - See and learn
Delve into the latest issue of The Art of Watercolour and discover artists from the world over! Turkish artist Rukiye Garip strives in her paintings to recapture a pure natural state, untouched by man, while Roberto Zangarelli roams the streets of Italy in search of urban subjects and André Méhu seeks to transcribes in his watercolours the freshness of colours and the brightness of his floral compositions. All our usual features are also to be found in this issue: our Readers’ Competition, the Artists Challenge as well as our 16-page Technical Guide. Happy reading!
The Art magazine for Watercolourists
See and learn. It is by keeping these two dimensions in mind that this lastest issue of ‘The Art of Watercolour’, like previous ones, offers you the possibility of observing and contemplating the best of contemporary watercolour, whatever the approach and style adopted by artists around the world. You can also learn from their advice, because in watercolour as in many other areas: progress and improvement come with practice.
MEET THE ARTISTS:
Artist challenge: Flowers as seen by three different artists. Flower painting has always been a very popular subject in watercolour: the lush leaves, the vivid colours and the entanglement of forms have always inspired artists.
We asked three artists with different temperaments to give us their take on this subject: Adisorn Pornsirikarn, Evelyn Dunphy and Yuko Nagayama.
Revelations: Aood Ampawa, Jean-Marc Robin, Lynn Ferris, Oskar Thorarensen
Roberto Andreoli. This former professional musician shows great spontaneity in his watercolours of musicians.
Rukiye Garip. In her watercolours, the Turkish painter Rukyie Garip strives to recapture a pure natural state, not yet affected by man. Working in series, and with a wide variety of subjects, she takes care to respect the transparency in her watercolours.
My favourite painting: Jonathan Kwegyir Aggrey on “Yellow House”.
Ali Cavanaugh: Because all of her paintings are based on a deep connection with her model, they tell a story, thus constituting a slice of life. The American artist details five enriching encounters for us.
Portfolio: English painter Trevor Waugh travels the world over in search of inspiration and subjects. Here he explains his modus operandi, his career and his approach to watercolour.
Silvano Tacus: Silvano Tacus paints the daily life of his studio in still lives with compositions that are both sober and discreetly complex, using a mostly monochrome palette. The Italian artist tells us all about his practice and his vision of watercolour.
André Méhu: Featuring the freshness of his colours and the brightness of his compositions, French artist André Méhu shares the recipes of his craft.
Tarmeno Fernandez Villalba: For this painter of Peruvian origin, painting is not only a question of aesthetics, but also of human ethics: to include all the people who make up our society.
Roberto Zangarelli: The Italian artist likes to roam the streets of Italy and elsewhere, looking for subjects that he then transcribes, directly on the spot or in his studio. He shares with us his approach and his incessant quest for freedom.
Nishikant Palande: The Indian painter is the winner of our last issue’s
Readers’ competition: A permanent watercolour competition designed to encourage your talent.
What’s on: Watercolour events from all over the world.
Zoom on: Watercolour International IV, in Greece
We were there: 5th Biennial of Arcachon, France
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- Laurie Goldstein-Warren: The american artist Laurie Goldstein-Warren has recently abandoned colour to focus on tonal values. Her new series of monochrome portraits is the ideal opportunity to better understand how tonal values work.
- What tools for drawing? Watercolour and drawing have always gone hand in hand. A brief review of the different possibilities available to you in order to consider watercolour from another angle.
- How to entitle your paintings? The choice of a title for your work is important, for two main reasons: it gives the viewer a clue as to how to approach your work, while laying out what it means to you. The Art of Watercolour gives you keys to solve what is sometimes a mind-bending conundrum for artists.
- Plein-air painting with Ross Paterson: The Australian painter offers us an insight into deriving a successful painting from working on location, or “en plein air”, – using transparent watercolour methods.
How to sell your works online: The internet has now become an essential medium... that you too can use to sell your watercolours. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
- Muriel Buthier-Chartrain on the colour blue: Some artists sometimes feel a real attraction for a particular colour. We chose one for whom blue is an integral part of her watercolour practice: Muriel Buthier-Chartrain.
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