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on: July 31, 2014, 10:49:36 AM
"Stoney" here on PB mentioned an Australian TV series called Color in Your Life. I have just watched a couple of videos (demos) from the site and they are kind of fun. Two featured Alvaro Castagnet and another was by David Taylor. They go too quickly to be useful as full lessons, but they do give you a feel for the artists' style and method. 

Here is David Taylor's, which aired just this past Sunday:


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Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 12:41:46 PM
 :thankyou: for sharing this amazing artist. 


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Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 01:38:46 PM
Enjoyed the video!   :thankyou:
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Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 01:45:54 PM
Love that show!

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Reply #4 on: July 31, 2014, 04:12:36 PM
I've seen this one advertised while channel surfing in one of my endless procession of insomniatic episodes. It's on one of the only recently added free to air channels we have. Been meaning to catch it.
 :thankyou: for the reminder.

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Reply #5 on: July 31, 2014, 04:35:56 PM

Thanks for the URL.  I have bookmarked it and hope to view a few of the shows this weekend as we are supposed to be having a tropical storm.  Good time to stay indoors and learn something.


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Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 04:58:05 PM
I love David Taylor's style, and would love to be able to paint like that. Too bad his book is out of print, and used copies on Amazon are over $100. On his website he invites people to 'friend" him on Facebook. I did and I sent him a short note of appreciation to which I received a lovely reply.

Alvaro Castagnet is also an internationally known watercolor artist with the same sort of loose style. Beautiful work.

Although I seem to prefer a more controlled style of painting (though not photo-realism), I think it would be fun to try to break out a little and attempt something along these lines from time to time.


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