The Art of Watercolour 35th issue - PRINT Edition
To be found in this current issue of The Art of Watercolour: in-depth teachings from 25 watercolour artists from the world over, a step-by-step demonstration by master Mark Mehaffey, a portfolio of the paintings of Marcos Beccari, infused with emotions and feelings. Also, not be missed: 18 pages of technical advice by Janine Gallizia.
First of all, how can I not pay tribute to the woman who has been its initiator since the beginning 9 years ago: Janine Gallizia. Do not think for a moment that she has asked at any time for this tribute to be paid to her. That would be knowing her badly; and I would like to take as proof the previous 35 magazines. She could have put herself forward many times as an artist, but not at all. Apart from twice in 9 years, and not at her own initiative, she has always wanted to appear in the pages not to put herself forward, but to share her know-how, which everyone recognizes as unique. But there is more. Initiator of two books with Diverti Publishing, including “The Complete Book of Watercolour”, a real success both in terms of sales and the quality of the book, Janine was also the organizer and master of ceremony of the “World Watercolour Competition”, one of the largest exhibitions dedicated to watercolour in Europe, which attracted no less than 50,000 visitors and endowed the winners with more than €20,000 in awards. Having constantly brought French and foreign artists to the forefront of the scene with the sole aim of promoting an art that ten years ago had nothing in common with what we see in fairs today, Janine is a source of inspiration for many art fair organizers, a source of renewal for many artists, a source of information and help for everyone. Thank you for your support and collaboration. How can we not also pay tribute to the hundreds of artists who have trusted us by appearing in the pages of our magazines. Without them nothing would have been possible. Thank you for opening the doors of their studios, their hearts, to us when their daily lives are often filled with travels, exhibition preparations and workshops, sometimes on several continents. Thank you all for the quality of your work, your availability, your attentiveness and your confidence in us.
How can we not pay tribute to the readers who are always following us from issue to issue and without whom nothing would be possible... To buy this magazine and even more to subscribe is above all to highlight artists, events and volunteers who, in most cases, would not appear in any other reference publication. So, subscribing to the magazine is also an investment for you. Thank you for your loyalty. On the menu of this special issue, a portfolio of artists who pay tribute to Notre Dame, 100 tips gleaned and gathered over the past few years to better enjoy it, a large demo by Mark Mehaffey allowing you to graps to the heart of creation, encounters with John Salminen, Marcos Beccari, Julia Barminova, David Poxon, Sung-Kai Ting, rising star of watercolour in Asia, Anirban Jana, but also a 20-page technical notebook dedicated creating paintings that work!
Enjoy your reading, everyone.
Jean-Philippe Moine, Editor-in-Chief.
Readers’ competition: The results of the Flowers and gardens contest.
Win an article in the next issue: discover the new competition subject.
MEET THE ARTISTS:
Portfolio: A tribute to Notre-Dame de Paris. Many artists were deeply moved by the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris last April. These watercolours are their way of paying tribute to the famous cathedral.
Winner of our last readers’ competition: Irena Roman
David Chauvin: A key figure in the world of French watercolour, he opened the doors of his studio for an immersive experience in his world.
Revelations: Boon Kwang and Michael Solovyev.
John Salminen: A major artist on the watercolour scene in the United States, he gives us his advice on how to make your paintings stand out.
Portfolio: Marcos Beccari: To the difficulties of painting faces and bodies, he loves adding the distortions brought by water.
Alain Dizès: Let’s meet an artist fascinated by the textures that can be obtained in watercolour.
My last painting: Peto Poghosyan and Thomas Habermann
Sung-Kai Ting: Despite his young age, Taiwanese artist Sung-Kai Ting has already met with success.
Corinne Izquierdo: It is by playing with the different stages of moisture in the sheet that she has developed a style based on suggestion and fusion.
Munkhbaatar Surentsetseg: The secretive world of the people of Mongolia, in paintings that convey an impression of dreamlike gentleness.
David Poxon: He confides in his vision of the technique and provides us with his advice.
Julia Barminova: Travelling and painting the sea seems to take her spontaneousness to new heights.
Anirban Jana: This young Hindu artist draws a certain form of wisdom rom watercolour, which he explains with enthusiasm.
- Special 10th anniversary feature: 100 tips worth keeping.
- Maxi demo by Mark Mehaffey
- Artist challenge: Three artists (Egle Lipeikaite, Olga Dadasheva, Larissa Ivanisenko Sazonova), one subject: FLOWERS.
- Technical guide: How to create great paintings: Drawing, big shapes, small shapes, value…
- Call for entries
What’s on: Watercolour events from all over the world.
We were there… Fabriano In Acquarello, Uckange watercolour festival and exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours.
Retrospective: 6 artists who have changed the world of watercolour (Joseph Zbukvic, Dean Mitchell, Guan Weixing, Shirley Trevena, Janine Gallizia, Nicholas Simmons).
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