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    Learn to take advantage of
    transparent watercolor to create
    loose, intuitive, free and
    spontaneous effects in your
    paintings. Join Fabio Cembranelli
    and explore wet-on-wet
    techniques, practicing how to
    paint with no preliminary
    drawing. You will learn how to
    take advantage of your own
    mistakes and capture the
    essentials of each subject.
    Participants will be encouraged
    use their personal view, moving
    through the bridges that connect
    unexpected effects, shapes,
    colors, tones, lines and textures.
    Fabio is a regular contributor to
    several art magazines in South
    America, US, UK, Norway,
    France, Japan and Australia.  
Fabio Cembranelli
Intuitive Painting,
Transcending the Subject
Watercolor - online

intermediate to advanced students

June 30 - July 3


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    Fabio Cembranelli, a a renowned Brazilian artist, started painting at university, where he studied architecture. His
    paintings have been featured in exhibitions and collections worldwide and his unique and luminous floral watercolors
    are known internationally.

    Explaining why he has chosen transparent watercolor as his favorite medium, he says, "What compels me to paint
    with this approach is the possibility of painting quickly. It suits my personality best -- the fluidity of the medium
    provides a unique sensation of unexpected color mixing, particularly when I define only the main masses and allow
    the unpredictable to happen on the rest of the paper. Timing is quite important in my method. I lean intuitively toward
    realism, but the right speed forces me to create diffused effects and shapes. I love painting flowers and landscapes in
    watercolor and I'm always enchanted by the attempt to capture the contrast between loose and definitive edges, as
    well as light and shadow effects.”

    When he paints he aims to take the essential of each subject through his own interpretation. It`s like a personal subject
    depiction that will result in an unique work.

    Fábio teaches painting techniques in his studio, in art galleries and art societies as well as workshops throughout Brazil
    and abroad. He also is a regular contributor to several art magazines in South America, US, UK, Norway, France,
    Japan and Australia, for example. In the upcoming years he will be tutoring several workshops in Europe, Asia and
    North America. He also works as illustrator for some publishing in South America.

Class Information

    1.Workshop Subjects:
    -Flowers: how to capture the freshness and beauty of real flowers;
    -Light and shadow effects on architectural elements (windows, doors balconies);
    -Landscapes: flower fields, skies, water reflections.

    2.Workshop Topics
    -Wet on wet watercolor techniques;
    -How to save the white of the paper;
    -Focal point: how to determine the areas of interest;
    -Dark accents and calligraphic marks;
    -Color harmony: gradual transitions in value, hue, intensity;
    -Color mixing: cool/warm, light/shadow, green mixings;
    -Essential elements in composition: how to attract viewer’s eyes;
    -The role of hard/soft edges: how to create the illusion of depth;
    -How to work fast and capture the essential
    3.Typical Workshop Day:
    -Fabio’s first demo;
    -After that participants will do their own work;
    -Critique Session;
    -Lunch Break;
    -Fabio’s second demo;
    -After that participants will do their own work;
    -Critique Session;
    -Group Exercises;
    -Individual Attention.

    All Fabio’s workshops are different: different groups, different necessities. It’s an unique experience for everyone.