Watercolor by Daniel Carnevalewww.ArtPal.com/pubpainter
WATERCOLOR, PHOTO REALISM STYLE:
Inspired by my mentor in 1998, the late Dr. V.R Lalli, I began my watercolor realist series. I have called myself the 'Pubpainter' as I originally embarked on a mission to paint only drinking establishments I found worthy of the brush. Over time however, I found myself with a desire to paint other subjects such as harbor scenes or buildings of historical status. From Western New York, I have painted scenes from my local region as well as subjects from my frequent travels to the New England Coast. As a retired art teacher, I hope to complete many more paintings of these regions and others in the coming years. Watercolor is not often used to achieve photo realism which I feel makes my style a bit unique. The paintings in my gallery are not traced from any projected photo. Instead, I take several photos on-site and then proceed to draw each scene in pencil prior to adding watercolor washes and fine details. Paintings take from 250 to 300 plus hours to complete. Yes, this process is not easy and takes a great deal of mental and physical determination. Because of this, I find it a bit hard to part with my original paintings as I wouldn't even know how to put a value on them from the time I have committed. If you have taken the time to read this, thank you very much. Thanks as well for taking an interest in my art.