The Art of Watercolour 20th issue
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In our fall issue, we compiled a special feature on a subject that is dear to us all: how to become a better artist. Four painters – Janine Gallizia, David Poxon, Mark Mehaffey, Chien Chung Wei – share their experiences, doubts and goals. A must read! Some people evolve by looking to the artists of the past for inspiration and four other artists, on whom John Singer Sargent’s masterful watercolours have made a strong and lasting impression, were keen to provide some advice that you can apply in your own work. Also, discover Dasha Rybina's monochrome paintings inspired by old photographs, Théo Sauer's deserted industrial buildings, and learn what the keys to artistic success are… through good and bad times.
Meet the Artists
Revelations: Fernand Thienpondt, Sergey Kurbatov, Claude Carretta, Gordon Dickson
Fly on the wall, my latest painting: 8 artists previously featured in your magazine present their latest works.
Théo Sauer. Industrial scenery. “I can see the inherent poetry of these places.”
Stephen Yau. Textures. “I love to emphasise light, shadow and texture.”
Orhan Gürel. Outdoor cityscapes. “All my paintings are done in one session.”
Portfolio Direk Kingnok. Nudes. “I use colour to express my emotions.”
Corneliu Dragan. Cityscapes. “Perspective is one of the most important things.”
Katherine Chang Liu. Abstract. “Collage elements bring interest to the painting.”
Dasha Rybina. Monochromes. “Black and white can be very expressive.”
Rui Zhou. Miscellaneous: Portraying the multi-faceted culture of China.
Olivier Oudard, portraits: “My goal is to paint lively portraits.”
My favourite painting, by Alex Powers.
How to stand out in the crowd as an artist. Four artists talk about their goals and experiences.
Special report: Following in Sargent’s footsteps “His watercolours have a happy air of impromptu.”
Know-how by Janine Gallizia: the keys to success.
zoom on… The 36th AIB annual exhibition, Belgium.
International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.
We were there: 7th watercolour biennial in Brioude, France.
Watercolour societies: The Japanese Watercolour Society.