Passion is one of the most important elements in a masterful work of art. Without it, a painting is a lifeless collection of composition and technique. Here, internationally respected watercolorist Alvaro Castagnet shows artists how to paint from their heart--capturing more than just subjects, but the thoughts, feelings and emotions that give them impact.
Detailed demonstrations show how to:
* create passion through a perfect marriage of tonal values
* inject mystery and drama by manipulating shadows
* use color to express powerful emotion
* simplify a scene to better express the artist's feelings for the subject
* set a mood, create rhythm, and ultimately achieve perfect unity
Through it all, artists will take their passion for painting--and personal satisfaction from their work--to a higher plateau.