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?
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: