The Art of Watercolour 23rd issue
For its summer issue, The Art of Watercolour takes the plunge and makes you discover the works of young Chinese artist Jia Li, who paints immersed bodies, rendering their beauty and the reflections of light on the skin. Human figure is also at the core of Anna Ivanova’s work, more particularly the graceful world of classical dancers. Flowers and marines stand as seasonal features, with Elke Memmler’s expressive and colourful bouquets and Ian Ramsey’s relaxing water scenes. Also in this issue: egg tempera with Gary Akers, Yu Tsui-Lin nostalgic portraits, Dario Callo Anco’s native Peru, abstraction with Liliane Goossens…
Zoom on… The 4th Biennial Marche d’Acqua Fabriano Watercolour 2016.
International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.
We were there: The 204th RI exhibition in London.
Fly on the wall
Readers’ competition: The winner and runners-up for “from drawing to painting”.
Contact the artists
Meet the artist:
Revelations: Discover our selection of noteworthy artists. Marvin Chew, Sarah Wood
Anna Ivanova, Figures: “The difficult part is to portray movement using the dancers’ positions and the play of light.”
David and Sean Stickel, Reflections: “I do all I can to assist my kids in their art pursuits.”
Ian Ramsey, Waterscapes and landscapes: “It is important to choose subjects you will enjoy painting.”
Liliane Goossens, Abstract: “My watercolours are a coloured window open on the world as I perceive it.”
Portfolio, Yu Hsui-Lin: “Each face conveys a noble spirit, and I want to praise it with my paintbrushes.”
Gary Akers, Genre scenes: "Egg tempera is ideal to render textures.”
Dario Callo Anco, Landscapes and portraits: “I strive to paint the characteristics of Peruvian populations.”
Jia Li, Portraits and figures: “Underwater, the refraction of light brings an extraordinarily beauty to the figures.”
Elke Memmler, Flowers: “Colour dissolves the subject, shapes change and all that remains is the artist’s original expression.”
Lars Eje Larsson, Genre scenes: “I work a lot with contrasts and I want to have as many contrasting values as possible in my paintings.”
Alain Page, Architecture: “I thrive on precise details.”
Gabriele Koenigs, Miscellaneous: “I want to honour the person I am painting.”
My latest painting: 8 artists previously featured in your magazine present their latest works.
Know-how: Carl Purcell on simplifying shapes.
My favourite painting: Ross Paterson’s Cridone Creek, evening light.