watercolor

The new Futurism

I’ll show you one of my last paintings from last year.
I participated in the selection for the 155 annual exhibition
of the AWS (American Watercolor Society) but without result.
Until the final communication by the association, I wanted my work to remain unpublished.
Now I can show it with pride.
Yes! Because behind it there is an idea, a concept, an intense study.
My Idea of New Futurism, that fantastic Study of Movement,
the Idea of representing as an apparently equal form
is conceived differently in Space/Time.
I present the first painting in a long series:

COLUCCI IN MOVIMENTO

 

Interview with Radio Insular in the Mercado Agro_Artesanal

For several months each Sunday I participate as a creative artist with my works, at the Mercado Agro-Artesanal de Fuerteventura en la Lajita, a unique space, dynamic, familiar and welcoming. A market that has always impulsa the products and producers agro-craft of excellence present on the island. Yesterday was present Radio Insular. They gave me an interview, very pleasant, cheerful and dynamic. Where we gave space to Art, since in addition to talking about my great passion for watercolor, I wanted to make a demonstration live, with a quick and concrete exercise.

It was also very interesting that they have dedicated a small space to promote what I am doing right now, enticing watercolourists from Fuerteventura and the Canary Islands to participate in an International Watercolorist Event, from the name Fabrianoinacquarello, that can help us artists canari to a profitable multi-ethnic cultural interchange.

So a special THANK YOU to Radio Insular and in particular to Guacimara Cabrera and her team, for making all this possible.

Great News from FABRIANOINACQUARELLO

I will be the LEADER for the Canary Islands for the next edition of Fabrianoinacquarello 2022

A Magnificent Achievement!

A great emotion and a great responsibility

have the honour of representing a magnificent Community such as the Canary Islands.

My aim is to make known the artists of the archipelago and the unmistakable CANARIEDAD that distinguishes us.

  

Demo Live in FabrianoInAcquarello

I feel very lucky to have participated in the event Fabrianoinacquarello. I am very happy with the result of my demo live. As well as positive reviews that I received and that I continue to receive.

 

Here you will find the link to the live demo on Youtube

Lesson of Watercolor

Lesson of Watercolor

I will have the great pleasure tomorrow 15 and the day after tomorrow 16 April to give a lesson of Watercolor to young students of

Scuola Media Madre Teresa di Cucciago (CO).

The lesson will take place during the time of the subject of Art and Image, chaired by Professor Enza Miccoli, my friend and former school friend, with whom we have in common the great passion for Art.

Enza has shown a great interest in the watercolor technique, in which I specialize, proposing this lesson of dissemination of the technique. I could not say no as I believe that:

creativity is contagious and it is necessary to transmit it

#theInterview – ISABEL ALOSETE

1.Your artistic passion. When was it born?

I started taking painting seriously in 1980, 40 years ago. I began to take drawing lessons and my first works I did with oil, in 1986 I had my first contact with watercolor. It was in Angel Galán’s lab in Madrid.

2.Why the watercolor technique? 

When I knew the technique I fell in love, the white paper, the colors mixed with the water, and the brushes captured me, the surprises of the water foreign to my will motivated me, it was a challenge to dominate the water, mix the colors and exploit that magic that appeared before my eyes. It was easy to work on paper, comfortable, just not dirty, being able to paint outdoors outside the studio, directly in contact with the subject, this for me adds a value to painting: it is a unique moment, unrepeatable, of sense and emotion, He’ll never repeat, don’t copy a photo… it’s just you and your emotions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

3.Who were your teachers?

My masters at Acquerello were Angel Galán and in 1992 I met the AEDA (Spanish Group of Watercolourists). At AEDA I met the great masters of Spanish watercolor, Julio Quesada, Rafael Requena, and others. At AEDA every Friday afternoon a teacher painted live, in front of everyone, it was exciting to see how they worked and I learned a lot.

In 1994 Julio Quesada invites me to paint on holiday in the trips I did with a small group in different places in Spain and abroad, here was born my love for painting the landscape live. I began to go out, to paint live in the various outdoor competitions that convene the cities and villages of Spain, fast painting days, on a limited time and if I was lucky, to win some prizes, paint with other comrades, know and share, it’s great!


4. I have read your CV. It is very extensive, including participations, prizes, awards, exhibitions and much more. Of all people, does one remind you of anything special?

When I first met the Group (AEDA) they asked me to join the Board of Directors as Secretary General, the President was Rafael Requena.  It was a learning experience for me in every sense, both in the world of watercolor and in the management of the Group.
Always for my extroverted character I like research, creation, try other materials. In Madrid there is also the AEPE (Spanish Association of Painters and Sculptors), I joined and I started to participate in their events and competitions.  Here a path had to be opened with the watercolor, difficult question for the size, the support etc. but little by little, painting large sizes for contests and salons, 150×100 cm, paper arches 600 grms
I got my watercolor to attract the attention of the jury, that it was competitive with oil.
I remember my first important award in 1995 , the 3 º Water Color Medal at the 62 Autumn Salon in Madrid realized in the Spanish Museum of Contemporary Art with a live painted work in the city of Ávila, was an unexpected surprise.
Another important prize was the 1st. Prize of the Illustrious Bar Association of Madrid, as well as being the richest in economic awards. For me it was also important the El Monte Avena award and its color, the Spanish representation in an impromptu estate in the Dolomites in 1996, trip to Feltre where I met Angelo Gorlini, was my first recognition abroad!

5. What is the place that you have known through art and that surprised you?

In general, this is how my love for travel was born, especially when I met the Spanish Master PEDRO CANO in Madrid, born in Murcia in 2007, but who lived in Rome. He exhibited the Invisible Cities in the Cultural Center of the Villa of Madrid.  She has been a guide to me, to her concept of art, to her honesty and her ability, to me she is the best living Spanish painter. It helps me to reason, to think calmly about painting.
He invited me to a workshop in Rome that would take place at La Sapienza for graduates in architecture. This was the most impressive thing … Entering the Mercati del Traiano, then during the restoration, walking on those stones, interpreting…was pure emotion. Since then I follow him where I can, I am also impressed by the trips to Matera with him made last October.
The watercolor allowed me to know other countries, Italy, India, Bali, Morocco, Europe…

6. You have a wonderful personality, you are empathetic and sympathetic. Has this attitude helped you in your artistic career?

Yes. I like people, sharing, this helped me to know many artists, to enhance these meetings without rivalry only for the love for the watercolor that is my great passion.

7. Have you ever encountered difficulties as a woman?

As a woman I met no difficulties, my character is strong, I get along, or I try with everyone, I like to be in my place: achieved with many years of work.

8. What is the source of your inspiration?

I’m versatile!! I mostly like the landscape, even the still life and the urban. I can paint all these themes with taste. It helped me a lot to organize my workshop 20 years ago in Madrid to teach what I knew, I learned a lot from my students, we did a lot of activities together.

9. What will be your next exhibitions?

My last solo show in Madrid was in 2018. I hope to resume soon, if this pandemic leaves us!

10. Isabel Alosete, what do you want to be when you grow up?

I always want to paint, always learn, always be a student.

11. The work that most of all reminds you of something positive

The big-format ones, the ones I painted in public demonstrations. A special work during the exhibition in Bali, was good at the first, clean, transparent and fast, I remember I said, gentlemen this is over, for me this is watercolor, I can no longer touch it.

12. The colors that should never be missing in your palette

I like the colors of Winsor&newton, the blue: overseas, cobalt; the brown madder in purity, the neutral color, the lemon yellow, the yellow Naples helps me with the uniform bases.

13. Do you have a favorite paper?

Yes. I prefer Arches in all its formats and weights. But the best is 300 grm fine grain and roll for large sizes. Seamed to a wooden frame once wet and once dry you have a wonderful support to paint, it looks like a drum, and you can hang directly without glass.

14. During your artistic career you have travelled a lot. Which is the country that most fascinated you for its beauty, and would you come back to visit it to paint it?

Italy, Morocco always, we have them very close.

15. I love their strength in your works, choose very intense tones. Do you want to explain the reason for your choice?

This is because of my Mediterranean character, my taste for light, contrasts and colors, the landscapes I see are so, you can not really improve what nature gives us. I see colors, distances, light, for me watercolor is color!

Do you remember the Andalusian landscapes? (my answer: Sure! Enchanting landscapes.)

16. During your workshops What is the first advice you give to your students?

Important not to be afraid, to be very generous with the color, with the paper, I prefer big brushes, if you paint big you will make great works!

17. Is there anyone in your family who wants to pursue your artistic career?

My grandchildren seem to be more excited… but it’s only now!!

18. Answer a question that no one has asked you so far, but to which you have always wanted to answer

About rivalry, do not enter into that game. Everyone has his place. The painting speaks of the painter when you show it, time says it all!

19. Give me a list of artists you’d like to read an interview about. two Spanish, two European and two international.

Of the teachers that I admire you will find on the Internet. Pedro Cano, Justo San Felices ,Castagnet, Zbukvic .. the Russians.. Konstantin Sterkhov and Viktoria Prischedko.

 

Of which I believe very hard-working and with a future
Spanish Pablo Rubén and Vicente García
Europe, Janine Gallizia, Besnik Xhemaili

International, Amit Kapoor , Agus Budiyanto

 

“Always looking for Creativity!

Always in Search of Beauty!

I need a continuous search,

I cannot fossilize myself expressing myself through a single style that concerns the art that I love most,

The Magic Art of Watercolor.

I need to experiment, to go beyond, to force my knowledge, my attitudes, my knowledge.

Art is a universal language, The art of watercolor is even the fastest.

The Dialogue with the watercolor can unite people of completely different cultures from countries that are also very far away.

Through a demonstration, it is not necessary to use the spoken language, nor that of the signs, gestures and color are enough to express WHO WE ARE!

This sharing is what enriches me.

These are the experiences I seek in order to grow, which help me to experience, to seek beauty.

This is the eclecticism that pervades me.

This is ELSINISMO! “

quote. Elsì L.C.