Fábio Cembranelli is a renowned Brazilian artist, started painting at the university where he studied architecture. His paintings have been featured in exhibitions and collections worldwide and his unique and luminous floral watercolors are known internationally. Explaining why he has chosen transparent watercolor as his favorite medium, he says:
"What compels me to paint with this approach is the possibility of painting quickly. It suits my personality best - the fluidity of the medium provides a unique sensation of unexpected color mixing, particularly when I define only the main masses and allow the unpredictable to happen on the rest of the paper so timing is quite important in my method.
I lean intuitively toward realism, but the right speed forces me to create diffused effects and shapes. My favorite subjects are flowers, landscapes and sunlight effects on balconies, doors and windows. I am always enchanted by the attempt to capture the contrast between loose and definitive edges, as well as light and shadow effects."
Cembranelli teaches painting techniques in his studio in Brazil, in art galleries and watercolor societies as well as workshops and painting holidays throughout Brazil and abroad. He is also a regular contributor to various painting magazines and works as an illustrator for some publishing companies in South America. You can visit www.fabiocembranelli.com for more information about his work. firstname.lastname@example.org