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Alvaro Castagnet Course Painting #1

Alvaro Castagnet Painting Course

Just recently I was fortunate to be able to attend a week long painting course with internationally renowned watercolour painter Alvaro Castagnet.  Alvaro is at the top of his game with his unique style of light and action in all his creations.  The course location was North Yorkshire UK, so not known for the deep shadows and strong light which is the trademark of Alvaro.


Each day, Alvaro would do two demonstrations, and we would then do our own painting between these.  Here's a shot of me on location in Staithes with my new lightweight 'Alvaro' Easel made by the great Don Glynn.


Photos courtesy of John Glynn.

First top tip from Alvaro: Remember ying and yang in your paintings.



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Ludek Sotola

I redently took a course from Alvaro in Vacouver, B.C. I liked his easel but can't find the aluminum part that holds the board. I see you have one on your easel. Could you let me know where you got it? By email would work best.


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