It is my honor to be featured in the company of the WORLD'S GREATEST WATERCOLORISTS! Thomas Schaller, Nicholas Simmons, Alvaro Castagnet, David Taylor, Charles Reid to name a few! on the Escoda Brushes Pinceles Pinzells website, makers of the world's finest brushes from Barcelona, Spain.
I am honored to be this month's featured artist on the ArtistsNetwork.com!
solo exhibition of original watercolor and acrylic paintings by Lisa Argentieri
I am a watercolor and acrylic painter from New York, USA.
My approach to watercolor painting is loose, intuitive and free-flowing. I do not paint with a preliminary drawing or study, and always finish a painting in one session and painted from life, I dive right into the dry paper without hesitation with a loaded brush full of lush, vibrate color.
What sets me apart from most watercolorists is that
I believe, less is more. Especially in my figurative work, I often leave “open spaces” for the viewers eye to fill in what is not shown. I strive to never bore my audience, for every time one views my paintings they will see something there that that perhaps they didn't see before. The blush of a rose, a somber figure, even a simple radish, comes alive in bold, fearless brushwork.
My color choices are instinctual and based on my emotions in that fleeting moment in time.
I aim to show the viewer not only what my eye sees, but more importantly what I feel.
I believe my classical, formal training in drawing allows me the freedom to paint in such a spontaneous, expressionistic style.
I love watercolor because it’s often unpredictable; I like controlling the chaos that happens when water and pigment dance on paper.
A sample of me painting in watercolor, Escoda brush and Daniel Smith's watercolors. (c) Lisa Argentieri