Passage

About Me

Hi! I’m Anders Andersson

How is it that one gets stuck on watercolour painting?

For me it’s about curiosity and an exiting journey through chaos and order. The colour hue, the paper, the moisture in the brush, the individual character of each colour and your own state of mind make the watercolour so direct. You are always just a few brush strokes away from merely a flat muddy mess with no interest.

Sometimes the colour seems to blend in a chaotic way. During the drying process the character changes with every second. Experiment by combining Ultramarine and Burnt Umber together. Sit an enjoy the drama that unfolds on the paper while this mixture dries. That’s how you get stuck on watercolour painting.

My Equipment

Paper: Most important. Use the best you can afford. I use Arches andWaterford 300g (140lb). With bad paper your watercolour will not “sing”. The light comes from the paper. It is also easier to paint on good paper.

Brushes: Use as big as possible. A lage round mop #14 or bigger with a good tip. Lage flat ”1, a round #12 (good tip) and a rigger #3. With these you do everything.

Paints: I use artist quality tube colours. There is more pigment in them. Good brands are Daniel Smith (a favorite) Holbein and Winsor & Newton.

Other: Holbein palette, spray bottle, creditcard (two purpus, one is to buy paper 😉 knife, nail, what ever…

My Advice

DRAW, everything, everywhere
The water will free the pigment, use a lot of water.
Indicate form and be aware of the tone. Tone is very important
Seek unity, conflict and dominance
Paint a story, paint a mode, paint a feeling
Practice, Practice, Practice

Have fun!

Click on the picture and see the video how the were done.

Events & Exhibitions 2017

Creativeworld, 28-31 Jan, Frankfurt, Germany
Exhibition, 20-22 April, Fabriano, Italy
Demonstration, 25-29 April, Sperlonga, Italy
Exhibition, 6-20 May, New Orleans, USA
Workshop, 21May, Jönköping, Sweden
Exhibition, 2-4 June, Hjo, Sweden
Workshop, 17-19 June, Sweden
Exhibition, 25 july – 8 August, Helsingfors, Finland
Exhibition, 2-3 September, Huskvarna, Sweden
Workshop, 12 November, Jönköping, Sweden

Contact

Address

Huskvarnavägen 92B
554 66 JÖNKÖPING
SWEDEN
Phone +46 70 314 13 13

 

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