When I went to live in Florence I found the facade of Palazzo Vecchio very austere.
So severe and dark.
Nowadays it has become a familiar place because my job is to accompany the people inside to visit the museum and the so called "Cinquecento" room.
The execution of a watercolor is a fast but intense process. All decisions must be taken while the paper is still wet. The execution time of a 35 x 50 cm watercolor "alla prima" is about one hour. Every brush strokes is decisive because watercolour is transparent. The execution must be planned in advance. The design of the composition is as important as the decision about how to build the layers.
A watercolor done in this way is impossible to be replicated exactly in the same way twice. It is such a spontaneous and unrepeatable process. That’s why there are not easy watercolor paintings to copy . Water sometimes creates unexpected effects that even amaze the performer.
In this and next videos I share with you the making of my latest performances.
If you want to see more executions go to the demo.