The Art of Watercolour n°14
Colour and light are at the heart of our new spring issue: artists Susan Harrison-Tustain and Janine Gallizia share their best-kept secrets to enhance and create harmony in your paintings. City landscapes, whether it be Venice, New York or London, are also the focus of painters Kazuo Kasai, Sandra Walker and David Stickel, whose work more particularly dwells on the rendering of window reflections. Plus Stephen Scott Young's watercolour and etching portraits, Mark Mehaffey's both abstract and figurative works, and Rose Edin's trip to Egypt.
• 1st edition of the World Watercolour Competition: what’s in store.
• International news: Watercolour events from all over the world.
• Societies around the world: Couleurs d’ailleurs, France.
• Readers’ letters: our answers to your questions!
• Revelations: Hanna Adler (United States), Ferenc Besze (United States), Raghunath Sahoo (India), Brian J. Thompson (Australia).
• Sandra Walker, city scenes: “The problem with painting outside is that there are lots of distractions. And yet, it can be great fun to paint a street corner somewhere in Harlem… you meet some very interesting people!”
• Ron Muller, landscapes: “My enthusiasm remains to capture the light and atmosphere of the natural environment particularly in the early mornings and late afternoons.”
• Kazuo Kasai, Venice: “In Venice, whatever point of view you choose you can be pretty sure it has been painted before and, if you’re not careful, your painting will look like someone else’s!”
• Stephen Scott Young, portraits: “I always use dark against light, juxtaposing my subject matter in such a way that I make the most of the sunlight.”
• Mark Mehaffey, abstract: “In an abstract painting, I find it easier to explore differences in colour contrast, especially between complementary colours or near complementary colours.”
• David Stickel, hyperrealism: “There is something magical about a window’s colours as reflections combine with the changing blues of the sky. They really are like individual stories all of their own.”
• Rose Edin, landscapes: “I have a passion for large formats and somewhat complex subjects. ”
• Susans Harrison-Tustain, still lifes: “An intelligent composition relies on 5 important elements that enable us to deliver our message.”
• Advice from the studio with Rose Edin: color harmonies.
• Chapter 4: the practical use of colour.
• Watercolour lesson: how to optimize your message.
• Know-how with Dmitry Rodzin: a gentle superposed Alla Prima portrait.
• Expert advice: the practical use of colour: how to create colour harmony and balance.