Alvaro Castagnet Watercolor Paintings

I have recently really wanted to get into watercolors. Not my usual throw some watercolor under that pencil and charcoal drawing, but actual watercolor painting. And then I got this article by Alvaro Castagnet emailed to me through the Daniel Smith newsletter, and I was convinced I had to start learning how to work this medium. Aren’t these beautiful?

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I also like how fast and seemingly messy Castagnet paints (you can see it in the video below), and yet, very deliberate and controlled. I got so entranced with his work and technique that I tried to sign up for one of his workshops in Michigan (or was it Indiana?) but unfortunately it is full this summer… Next year. Until then, I just got some watercolor paper and hope to start experimenting soon!

Side note: originally, I included the following painting in the post and attributed it to Castagnet, however, it seems that I wasn’t very careful in my research I apologize to Keith Hornblower, who is the rightful artist behind the piece. Because Hornblower had at one point worked with Castagnet, I seem to have unknowingly found his work through my search. So, having said that, here’s Keith Hornblower’s great piece:


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3 Responses to Alvaro Castagnet Watercolor Paintings

  1. Very nice, but the third painting is mine! I would be grateful if you could acknowledge the fact. I was painting with Alvaro last summer, so I guess some of it rubbed off. He’s a very inspirational character..

    • admin says:

      I apologize for the mix-up. Thank you for pointing this out, I always try to give credit where credit is due and it seems that I just wasn’t careful enough this time. Beautiful painting!

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