In Frank Francese's latest DVD outing entitled "Exciting Color in Everyday Painting", the Colorado resident once again becomes the artist/conductor and rhythmically shows us how lots of bold colors and a big brush can be used to distinctively fill up a full sheet of watercolor paper in under two hours.
Painting from a detailed drawing value-sketch, Francese starts each exercise with wide, flat brushes to lay in his favorite landscape or cityscape shapes and then applies his favorite colors in loose, juicy fashion and lets the paint mix on the paper.
"My favorite subjects are visually complex, but I don't transfer drawings to watercolor paper and I hardly mix any color on my palette," Francese says. "I paint fast and loose. I capture most scenes in two to three hours max. Because I paint fast and loose, colors run, shift and mix together."Like several emergent professional artist/instructors today, Francese fully believes that painting should be fun and through each exercise, puts the viewer in charge of their very own painting journey. "If you like a color," Francese says, "Don't be afraid to use it or what someone may say about it."
If painting quickly and with passion as it applies to watercolor expression is what you are looking for, this is the DVD for you. The three workshop subjects include "The Color of a Winter Scene", "Vibrant Color in a City Scene" and "The Color of Nature's Storms". Total running time is 2 hours and ends with a trip through a gallery of Frank's recent paintings.