A New Vision for Watercolor

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Alvaro Castagnet, “Melbourne II,” (watercolor, 13 ¾ x 22 in.)

Having fallen in love with drawing and painting at an early age, Uruguay-born watercolor artist Alvaro Castagnet started art school at the age of 12. In his early twenties, he traveled to Melbourne, Australia. So taken with the watercolor art and artists that he encountered there, he moved to the vibrant arts city and lived there for the next 20 years.

In a podcast interview with Eric Rhoads, Castagnet talks about his experience with watercolor and his life as an artist. “Watercolor is a very elusive medium,” he says, “in which the artist must conquer art quality, expressing ourselves with a magnificent array of brushstrokes, with a well-developed sense of color schemes. … New vision is needed from artists today; not just painting using watercolors, but also using the medium with the ability to inject into the painting a great deal of mood.”

Listen in to learn more about one of today’s greatest artists working in watercolor, his approach to painting, and why he says seeing the end result of your work is critical for watercolor artists in particular.

Join watercolor artist Alvaro Castagnet, Tom Lynch, Laurie Goldstein-Warren, Paul Jackson, Cindy Baron and others for Watercolor Live 2022!


  1. Looking forward to Watercolor Live 2022! 2021 was fabulous. Love watching Alvero Castagnet paint. Tom Lynch is a wonderful teacher as well. Zoom experience was personal and easy. Thanks for providing it again.


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