The Art of Watercolour 43rd issue - PRINT Edition
In this issue of The Art of Watercolour you will find all the elements that have made our publication so successful: the results of our major Readers' Competition, all the latest news from the world of watercolour, as well as technical advice and exclusive reports on artists from around the world. This issue features Dolors Bolanos, Massimiliano Iocco, Igor Sava, Eudes Correia and many more! In addition, we have the honour of devoting a 10-page portfolio to Nick Alm, the young Swedish prodigy!
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Contents: 14 artists to discover
Special New Readers’ Competition : the results of our “Light & Shade”themed contest.
What’s on: Watercolour events from all over the world.
Artists from the past to the present: what can we learn from Eugène Isabey?
Porfolio: Nick Alm
Painted with breathtaking mastery, his portraits and scenes are intrinsically and universally human.
MEET THE ARTISTS:
Revelations: Dominique Boni and Florence Portal
Lars Eje Larsson: The Swedish artist moves between different worlds, from abstraction to figuration.
Lizabeth Castellano-King: She thrives in rendering details, which bring life and strength to her watercolours.
Dolors Bolaños: Improvising on paper with water and pigments.
Christine Louzé: She has found in Yupo the ideal medium to give free rein to her creativity and passion for watercolour.
Claude Côté: This Quebec-based artist glorifies the Gaspé Peninsula in subtle watercolours that pay tribute to the beauty of its landscapes.
My last painting: Eudes Correia, “Paris Couple” explained.
Massimiliano Iocco: A great fan of the outdoors, he travels around his native Italy and Europe in search of subjects that will quench his thirst for painting.
Ev Hales: The Australian artist is drawn to the clamour of the city and has made urban scenes and city architecture her favourite subjects.
Igor Sava: Painting outdoors and from life, he glorifies the architecture and scenes he observes.
Svetlana Orinko: Having discovered a passion for flowers in her adopted country New Zealand, she now masters the combination of their unique colours and many abstract patterns.
Janine Gallizia offers advice to help you raise your painting level by identifying the habits that hold you back.
- How to improve your paintings fast – The dawn of a new era.
- Go back to the foundations: YOU!.
- Identify your goals.
- Identify your painting strengths and weaknesses.
- Questions to identify your painting habits
- Learn to analyse your own paintings
EDITORIAL: A journey around the globe!
All good things come to an end and that goes for summer too. Perhaps you made the most of your holidays by trying your hand at plein-air painting, or attending a workshop at one of the many watercolour exhibitions and events around the world? Maybe you finally found the time to tidy your studio from top to bottom? Regardless of what you did over the summer, the end of the holiday period marks the start of a new cycle and provides an opportunity for a fresh start. Self-analysis and casting doubt on what has gone before is a trait most artists have in common: a good artist is one who questions him/herself and is willing to take risks in order to move forward. That’s why in this issue you’ll find a special feature on a subject that is dear to us all: how can I progress, i.e. how can I become a better artist? Some people evolve by looking to the artists of the past for inspiration, while other artists on whom French artist Eugène Isabey’s masterful watercolours have made a strong and lasting impression, are keen to provide the keys to understanding the master’s paintings and give some concrete advice that you can apply in your own work. Just like those that have gone before and those still to come, this issue also gives prominence to artists from all over the world, who each in their own way and with their own unique style, are contributing to the gigantic web that is the world of watercolour today.
That’s why this issue takes you on a journey around the globe, presenting the work of the young Swedish prodigy Nick Alm, as well as the watercolours of Igor Sava, Massimiliano Iocco and, from the other side of the Atlantic, those of Ev Hales and Lizabeth Castellano-King. Finally, the Technical Guide is entirely devoted to the different ways in which you can identify the weaknesses of your watercolours in order to improve them and – who knows? – win competitions!
The editorial team.
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