PAPER+WATER+PIGMENT
Materials and surfaces - H2O0517
Milan, 20/21 May 2017
Silvia Molinari

Objects: form and substance

Watercolour is a painting technique that uses simple ingredients and simple gestures. It is the choice to represent by "clearing" instead of "summing", with maximum regard to what we see.
Paper, water, colour. Nothing more. We can carry them with us everywhere at all times and we can stop wherever pleases us to observe and to paint.
Watercolour does not need any special ritual; its preparation consists in being ready to capture, to remember: the eye selecting an image, a moment, a subject. An object.
The essence of the objects, their being useful and useless at the same time, the beauty and the alchemy of their surface is very close to our way of feeling and of using our painting technique... and the idea of putting together form and content has sprung naturally from it.
Starting by the introduction of some elementary concepts of pictorial construction - so important to obtain a good picture - we will reproduce, by the use of watercolour techniques, the texture of different objects: wood, glass, metal, rusty traces, the veining of larch...

A fascinating way to get familiar with watercolour, learning to know different kinds of paper and brushes and to melt water and colour in the right proportion.


PAPER+WATER+PIGMENT
Materials and surfaces - H2O0517
Milan, 20/21 May 2017
Silvia Molinari

Bookbinding and conservation - Book's learning paths