Painting Andalusia with Alvaro Castagnet

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I recently attended a very enjoyable Watercolour workshop in the Spanish Province of Andalusia with Artist Alvaro Castagnet. I was with a wonderful group of people who shared their appetite of the medium and Alvaro’s special way of painting. He injected into us the roar of the Lion and encouraged us all to paint in our own style using his techniques as a guide-rail. Alvaro is a magician with the paintbrush and taught us to exploit the light and mood of a scene. He inspired us to develop a vision for a painting based upon what we saw and not just paint it.

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Cadiz Scene – Original watercolour by Mark Gittins

I have loaded a couple of my own paintings from the course within my gallery page. Above is also one of the scenes I painted from the course.

Alvaro Castagnet in action

Alvaro Castagnet in action

Off to paint now putting what I learnt into practise!