My latest typography paintings, though labeled mixed media because I tend to use whatever is within reaching distance in my studio, have consisted largely of watercolor (yes, the very same watercolors that I purchased on my Artist’s Date in Lake Placid, NY). Since, in all of my artistic dabbling, I had never used watercolors before, I spent a good amount of time researching other artists who were using the medium well, watercolor techniques, and watercolor paintings I liked so that I could get an idea of how I would try and make my own watercolors work. It helped – and I am always an advocate of taking in inspiration and learning from what other great artists are doing. In my search for content to aid in my watercolor learning curve, I came across Italian artist Silvia Pelissero.
Her waterc0lor portraits are simply stunning. She uses the medium in a way that is bold and unexpected, with as much emphasis on the intense splashes of color as the white space and water lines. The images are striking and complex – I almost feel like I need to keep looking at them to figure out all of each painting’s nuances and not miss any of the important little details that make up each image.
You can view more of her work here.