Inspired by the energy of the city, David Savellano has learned to distill a busy scene to its most essential elements. On sunny mornings, you’ll often find the artist seated at his easel, painting a scene somewhere near his Alameda, California home. “I’m in the moment,” he says, “present with all my senses and able to transfer it all from my mind to the paper. I look for the opportunity to create interesting shadow patterns, and for people doing interesting activities. A successful painting contains correctly painted values and expressive and entertaining brushstrokes, based on good composition.” To read the full length feature on Savellano’s work, check out the June 2010 issue of Watercolor Artist magazine. Enjoy a special bonus gallery of the artist’s work below.
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