Alvaro Castagnet - Beyond Technique - New Book
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27 April 2012
BEYOND TECHNIQUE - LATEST BOOK By ALVARO CASTAGNET
Alvaro Castagnet has released his 2nd book - BEYOND TECHNIQUE.
Stocks of the book HAVE ARRIVED at Jenny Pihan Fine Art, 593A - 595A Hampton Street Hampton Victoria
Purchase price is AUD$50 plus Postage and Handling if required.
It is with great pleasure that I am now able to present my new book to you all.
I know you have been waiting long enough, so I am very excited and eager to share it with you.
I have tried to answer all the questions that I am often asked by you.
Let me tell you a bit of what you will find.
Beyond Technique: Painting With Passion contains a large collection of my work, covering a vast variety of subjects, ranging from street scenes, boat scenes, interiors, facades, landscapes, rainy days, etc. — all with descriptive captions, expanding on the key concepts I explain in the main six separate chapters.
I have also included start to finish, exciting step-by-step demonstrations displaying a variety of subjects including a landscape, a boat scene, a streetscape, and a still life of my own studio here in Montevideo.
I am sure this book will show you how to make great paintings by going beyond technique and achieving magic in a passionate way!
As an expressive painter, Alvaro portrays a strong impressive and colorful style with superb interpretation of light effects, capturing the soul of the places he paints. Therefore, he is one of the world most highly respected watercolorist. Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Alvaro attended the National School of Arts, and later studied at the Fine Arts University. His watercolor technique reached the highest level in Australia, where he had lived for twenty years thereafter.
Alvaro has been recognized with top honors in major art competitions around the world, including three awards and medals, from the prestigious American Watercolor Society. In 2010 he was awarded at the Shanghai Zhujiajiao International Watercolour Biennial Exhibition. Alvaro is a member of numerous national and international art associations and his work is widely sought after; gracing the walls of many private and corporate collectors worldwide. He has been holding solo exhibitions since 1985.
Author of Watercolor Painting with Passion, and Beyond Technique: Painting With Passion, as well as the successful series of “The Passionate Painter” DVDs, and the designer of his own set of brushes and other art materials; Alvaro is invited to contribute to acclaimed national and international art magazine publications.
As a highly respected international speaker & judge, Alvaro lectures, demonstrates and conducts workshops that are very successful. He has a brisk impressionist style with a great ability to capture the vitality of a scene. Traveling the world, painting “plein air”, has contributed to his developing a very fluent and distinctive style; making him one of the most versatile and accomplished watercolorist of his generation. Alvaro’s main studio is now located in Montevideo, Uruguay