Showing posts with label plein air magazine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plein air magazine. Show all posts

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Watercolor in One Stroke, The Article

Learn how to make the less is more concept effective

Very nice to receive The Artist magazine from UK. The March issue features a four page demo I did to demonstrate my concept of One-stroke watercolor. It tells a fascinating story about the court artist at the times of the Chinese Empire. A legend that will inspire you strongly! My article also provides a lot of practical instruction for key exercises, to learning how to optimize your brushwork, and be more effective and economical. 

The task is to create a painting with a given number of brushstrokes. 

Every medium has got its own way to apply the paint. More often than not students and even mid experienced painters, have bad habits that make them do a lot of work for very poor paint application and even poorer expression. Their gesture is often unnatural. My watercolor in one-stroke training is one of my all time students' favorite. The one that make you have your unique calligraphy and signature! 

This is my second demo for this UK based magazine, and I am already preparing a new exciting article! Thank you  Sally Bulgin editor of The Artist! 

Francesco

PS. The Artist was founded 1931 and provides you with tons of tips and news on different painting mediums. You can get this March 2019 issue and a all year subscription here 

PS.  Best choice for you would be to reinforce this read with a the aid of the master. Check out my workshop calendar and join me in a fantastic location such as Giverny, Amsterdam, Palermo and beyond.



Friday, December 5, 2014

Join me at Painters' Woodstock and Save $100


I am so excited and honored to know I will be part of the faculty of 4th Plein Air Convention and Expo, the Woodstock of plein air painting, taking place in Monterey, California next April 2015.  I've been invited to offer demos on the watercolor stage. This invitation is a great honor. The Convention only invites top quality artists and its stage is the daydream of hundreds of American and International painters. As the only European presenter to date, I feel the thrill and responsibility of it all!

New details come out almost daily. Make sure you are signed up to my Newsletter to stay up to date.
 This also qualifies you for a $ 100 off your registration fee, should you decide to attend the Convention. Which I warmly recommend you! In the next news I'll tell you the many reasons why you cannot miss this amazing event!

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