As an artist, I have many styles, and they come out differently depending on the medium I use; watercolour, acrylic and dies on silk. For example, when using watercolour, I feel this fabulous sense of softness and pure emotion. When I look at a flower, my favourite subject, I get the same feeling.
Soft, transparent, and luminous, watercolour allows me to express the true vision of what I see. When I paint flowers with this medium, I dive into a state of meditation. I apply light coats of pigments slowly, one layer at a time, moving my paper in many directions to let the pigment mingle with water and do its magic. Some of my flowers have as many as 15 layers of transparent paint to create a luminous glow. I love the effect of dark shadows, which expresses the dramatic emotion I want to transpire.
As for painting with acrylic, it’s different. I feel an impulse of creativity with a need to let loose. Although I work in the same manner as I do with watercolour, meaning in many layers, the outcome of my work is different with a looser, more abstract or imaginary expression.
Member of: Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec #2021184
Christiane Fortin is the official Quebec representative for the Canadian branch of the International Watercolor Society.
IWS CANADA MAGAZINE
Being a member of IWS Canada offers multiple possibilities and one of them is to have your work represented in this fabulous magazine produced by the team every three months.
It's with great pleasure that I share with you the spring 2023 edition.
Consider joining this association and meet new artists and friends who like to share ideas, techniques and communications.
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