A corner of Tuscany - Fattoria Poggiopiano 2016
The last years I have concentrated on loosing up my paintings.
It has been a lot of work: experimenting, making mistakes...
A lot of fun,
but also frustrating when you don't achieve satisfying results...
Obviously I started with my favourite subject, florals.
To get a different approach to landscape painting I attended a one day workshop with
Italian Watercolor Artist Luciano Boscaini.
It is always interesting to see other artists work and I got practical advice and examples that I also love to share to my students.
For example about soft and hard edges , and letting color bleed - like you see on the roof (detail above).
This is something I love to use, AND VERY IMPORTANT when you wish to LOOSEN UP your paintings!
But until you see it from real, you don't really get it!
(I'll prepare a tutorial on this, soon)
He's definitely not for beginners, and also the level of the other participating artists was high!
I had a great time, and actually painted 3 paintings,
- I just can't stop painting, so in order not to overwork, I usually start a new one while the first is drying! -
so I'll prepare more photos soon!