Santa Cruz watercolor process

Two long time projects of mine came to fruition in the past few weeks. The first is to invest more time and focus on strict watercolor work. With adequate time, material and focus, I was able to establish an average of one finished watercolor piece per week (with a few quick works and tests in-between), mostly because of the approaching exhibition deadline.

The other goal was to get started on filming and posting watercolor processes. This is what I want to present you now:

The merciless ocean of Santa Cruz, Portugal, as seen from the cliffs. I took the reference photo for this piece last summer, during the Santa Cruz International Watercolor Meeting, surrounded by world class watercolorists. But it took half a year to gather the confidence and skill to have a go at it! I invite you to take a look at the video and see what you think.

Dois projectos meus de longa data concretizaram-se nas últimas semanas. O primeiro era investir mais tempo e concentração estritamente em trabalho de aguarela. Com tempo, materiais e concentração adequada, consegui establecer a média de uma aguarela terminada por semana (com alguns estudos e trabalhos mais rápidos nos entretantos), principalmente, por causa do prazo da exposição próximo

O objectivo seguinte era começar a filmar e publicar processos de aguarela. É isto que vos quero apresentar hoje:

O mar implacável de Santa Cruz, em Portugal, visto da falésia. Tirei a foto de referência para esta peça no verão passado, durante o Encontro Internacional de Aguarela de Santa Cruz, rodeado por aguarelistas de topo. Mas levou meio ano até ter a confiança e a capacidade para lhe dar uma chance! Convido-vos a ver o video e a dar a vossa opinião.

Author: Pedro Loureiro

I was born on the southwestern-most tip of Europe, in Lagos, Portugal. A childhood of legos and sandcastles led me to architecture school, but an adolescence of doodling drove me to sketching and later to illustration. I like to sketch, to travel and to chop vegetables into tiny manageable bits. I also like maps. The older the better!

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