In the following pages you can find some of my recent medium size watercolor works. They are those that I have performed in studio for online exposition and market, other kind of work has been kept private or presented at the exhibitions and sometimes I have not been able to document or record it properly.
Watercolors here represent recent works. The style of any artist changes over time along with the skills and also due to the personal artistic research. That's why I prefer to group all works that belong to a specific period or artistic phase, to achieve more uniformity in the gallery.
All the works are for sale. Shipping is included (in case the cost is within standard limits). I can get to manage the shipment within 24 hours from purchase confirmation.
I often realize that a photo is not enough to appreciate some texture details. For this reason I installed, where I could do it, a magnifying glass that activates by itself with the mouse on hover. Open the single work's page to see that.
Enjoy you visit.
Upstream from Ponte Vecchio is the jetty of the rowing club. Backlit photos can be taken when members approach to the dock and prepare their canoes for daily training. I used almost entirely a mixture of sepia and Ultramarine blue to increase the drama of the scene. I used the dry brushing technique to render the reflections on the water.
I stopped in Bolzano, Italy, at sunset. The square was full of people who were enjoying their cocktails.
In Bolzano the summer is very short because the Alps are very close and there is a clear feeling that the sun is intense but also ephemeral, and quickly is replaced by cold in late evening. The light bounces under the umbrellas and vibrates, illuminating the red faces. Watercolor is the perfect technique to capture the fleetingness of that moment, because it does not allow you to keep the details, but instead loses a part of them and the entire picture style may change suddenly. We can use that as the metaphor of Time passing through our happy moments.
Viareggio is a small city on the coast of Tuscany, famous expecially because of a crazy carnival on february. In the late afternoon the vendors stop to rest and meet. They are people without illusions, involved in the Italian reality that offers them no chance of emancipation, and yet they remain in good mood by nature, they give motivation each other by joining together and creating communities. They have a strong sense of family and sociability and that has always given me to travel to Africa to better know myself and their culture. When the world “comes” to my land to visit me, I feel the need to know it better.
Viareggio beach is huge and full of private parts. However, there are no barriers and in winter everything is abandoned and therefore it can be occupied by wanderers.
When I lived in Spain I wasn't a professional artist yet, but I was dreaming of becoming one. Avila is for me one of the most suggestive Spanish cities and certainly the one where I had the best meal. In a weekend of early summer in 2008 an open air painting competition (there it is called "pintura rápida") gave me the unstoppable impulse to attend as soon as possible a drawing classes. And it was the beginning of my artistic training.
I have been painting in watercolor since late 2013. It took me a year of painting training and a year of drawing school just in order to get the basics.
Afterwards I continued mainly as a self-taught, but the art is alive and anyone must see it in action. In this sense watching videos and DVD by great contemporary masters of painting were immensely helpful. Because the art is alive and anyone must see it in action.
I was soon lucky to have some of them as tutors for some days, like Joseph Zbukvic and Chien Chun Wei, for example. For this reason I also devote myself today not just to artwork production but above all to teaching about how a watercolor painting is designed and executed. Upon this initial idea I have created an online video channel.