The Art of Watercolour 21st issue
In winter, as our thirst for enchantment increases, we chose to offer you a change of scene. Ready for the journey? Starting with a young American artist, Dylan Scott Pierce, who lived in Africa and now paints it with a passion, whether its beautiful people or its natural wonders.
Wales, another part of the world, is favored by Naomi Tydeman, who likes to render coastal sceneries at dawn or at dusk. Magical lighting effects indeed! Whereas Kim Johnson, who specializes in canine portraits, shares with us the pleasures – and challenges – of painting man's best friend. Also in this issue : rendering the mood of the city with Dusan Djukaric, painting the subtleties of the human face with Lynn Powers, a 12-page portfolio featuring a selection of works exhibited at the Shenzhen watercolour Biennial in China, and many more.
But let's not forget that two very talented artists, whom we had the honour to show you a few times in our pages, passed away this fall : Nicholas Slmmons and Paul Dmoch, to whom we pay tribute in our pages.
Meet the artists:
Portfolio: Shenzhen Biennial. Our selection of paintings from this year’s biggest event in China.
Naomi Tydeman, nocturnal seascapes: in her seascapes, the artist takes advantage of the most famous trait of watercolour: unpredictability.
Dylan Scott Pierce, wildlife and portraits: he paints the breadth of beauty and diversity of the African continent.
Mike Kowalski, genre scenes and landscapes: this Australian artist depicts subjects as varied as boathouses and newsstands in lively brushstrokes.
Vera Dickerson, abstract: whether acrylics or watercolor, the idea always comes first.
Jean Vigué, landscapes and interior scenes: abandoned buildings, farmhouse interiors and pastoral scenes make up his monochromes.
Kim Johnson, animal painting: specializing in canine portraits, this American artist unveils her work habits and her passion for drawing.
Paty Becker, floral: this French artist loves to portray life’s vitality.
Dusan Djukaric, cityscapes: how to portray the mood and atmosphere of a city.
Lynn Powers, portraits: she enters a private conversation with her subject.
Claude Carretta, atmospheric landscapes: he is passionate about his repertoire of effects.
Watercolour Societies… What lies ahead in 2016.
Zoom on… The 3rd Aquarellades of Mons, Belgium.
International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.
Watercolour societies: Royal Scottish Watercolour Society.
Revelations. Discover our selection of noteworthy artists: Fabio Cembranelli, Sarah Yeoman, Jacky Augagneur
Fly on the wall
My latest painting: 8 artists previously featured in your magazine present their latest works.
My favourite painting: John Salminen’s Crossing Broadway.
Tribute: Nicholas Simmons and Paul Dmoch.