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Watercolour Paintings

A classic and universal technique, watercolour was a key element in the early stages of art and has brought together Asian and European artists over the centuries. KAZoART's watercolour artists are proud to be ambassadors for this diversity, which appeals to all audiences! Discover out selection of original contemporary watercolour paintings! 

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Dainche - Rêves à deux
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$393
Sylvia Baldeva - Seule
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
50 x 32 cm
$1,346
Péchane - Carpe koi
Péchane
Watercolour
75 x 30 cm
$1,242
Ho My An - Transe
Ho My An
Watercolour
30 x 30 cm
$414
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Terra I
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
55 x 35 cm
$725
Richard Vildeman - Pointe au sel
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
50 x 50 x 1 cm
$518
Orazio Barbagallo - MODELLA IN POSA
Orazio Barbagallo
Watercolour
30 x 40 x 1 cm
$414
Clara Crespin - Abstraction dans le Jardin de Monet
Clara Crespin
Watercolour
100 x 71 cm
$1,656
Camille Tardif - Human Squared
Watercolour
48 x 48 cm
$674
Marina Del Pozo - Gheisa and the forest 2
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
61 x 46 cm
$414
bruno charpentier - Cbg 2021 //// fig:007
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
76 x 118 cm
$1,190
Tanya Angelova - Noir et dix 50
Tanya Angelova
Watercolour
100 x 50 x 2 cm
$983
Jean-Noël Le Junter - Le Pic Saint-Loup
Jean-Noël Le Junter
Watercolour
50 x 40 cm
$466
Didier Goessens - Sylaos 4-04
Didier Goessens
Watercolour
37 x 37 cm
$435
Guillaume Querré - Face au mur 2
Guillaume Querré
Watercolour
49 x 39 cm
$932
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Robe noire
Watercolour
30 x 45 cm
$673
nicholas coss - Trouée de bleu
nicholas coss
Watercolour
50 x 65 cm
$932
Eva Gohier - Maylis
Eva Gohier
Watercolour
50 x 70 cm
$932
Alexandra Chauchereau - Paperwall 10p_4
Alexandra Chauchereau
Watercolour
55 x 38 cm
$533
Franck Le Boulicaut - Rue de l'hôtel Colbert à Paris
Franck Le Boulicaut
Watercolour
23 x 50 cm
$362
Malcolm Macdonald - Bistro de montmartre
Malcolm Macdonald
Watercolour
75 x 56 cm
$1,242
Sylvia Baldeva - Introspection
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
24 x 32 cm
$776
Péchane - Samurai resting
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$373
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - All of me
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
37 x 57 cm
$725
Ho My An - Le fumeur de cheroot
Ho My An
Watercolour
81 x 100 x 2 cm
$2,898
Richard Vildeman - Bord de mer
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
50 x 50 x 1 cm
$518
Dainche - Indifférent
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$569
Camille Tardif - La terre 003
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$259
Marina Del Pozo - Extremadura
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
61 x 46 cm
$414
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Bordeaux
Watercolour
14 x 20 cm
$373
Thibault Lepeudry - Kaki
Thibault Lepeudry
Watercolour
42 x 24 cm
$228
Jean-Noël Le Junter - Ploumanac'h
Jean-Noël Le Junter
Watercolour
50 x 40 cm
$466
Mathieu Trezel - jeudi #9
Mathieu Trezel
Watercolour
20 x 20 cm
$259
Didier Goessens - Sylaos 4-09
Didier Goessens
Watercolour
37 x 37 cm
$435
bruno charpentier - Lh
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
139 x 60 cm
$725
Eva Gohier - A la croisée des chemins
Eva Gohier
Watercolour
50 x 35 cm
$518
Péchane - Samurai walking in the prairy
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$331
Sylvia Baldeva - Visionnaire
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
15 x 24 cm
$621
Ho My An - Mes printemps Série des elles
Ho My An
Watercolour
30 x 30 cm
$414
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Contradiction
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
38 x 38 cm
$559
Dainche - November with you
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$393
Camille Tardif - La terre 005
new
Watercolour
40 x 50 cm
$388
Marina Del Pozo - Ola
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
60 x 50 cm
$414
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Brun
Watercolour
14 x 20 cm
$373
Richard Vildeman - 15.12.21 - (4)
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
84 x 59 cm
$621
bruno charpentier - Cbg 2020 //// fig 005
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
121 x 69 cm
$1,397
Sylvia Baldeva - Utopie
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
27 x 25 cm
$1,139
Ho My An - No comment
Ho My An
Watercolour
30 x 30 cm
$414
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - A la source
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
56 x 36 cm
$725
Péchane - Living at the Fuji
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$373
Camille Tardif - Dreaming pool
new
Watercolour
50 x 70 cm
$578
Marina Del Pozo - Summer
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
61 x 46 cm
$621
Dainche - Les promesses du soir
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$393
Richard Vildeman - 15.02.2022
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
42 x 29 cm
$414
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Orange
Watercolour
14 x 20 cm
$373
bruno charpentier - Grandeur et décadence cherbourgeoise... (diptyque)
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
110 x 75 cm
$921
Sylvia Baldeva - Défilé
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
21 x 30 cm
$932
Ho My An - Souvenir d’elles
Ho My An
Watercolour
50 x 61 cm
$1,035
Péchane - Bird in the tree
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$362
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Puissance du silence
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
56 x 56 cm
$1,004

Famous Watercolour Artists

Watercolour painting was the technique used in caves during prehistoric times, yet the authors remained anonymous, just like the monks in the Middle Ages who used it for their illuminations. The first famous watercolour artists saw the day in the 13th and 15th century in China: Huang Gongwang, Wang Meng and Shen Zhou, painted delicate and subtle watercolour landscapes.

In Korea, in the 18th century, Jeong Seon, from the Southern School, advanced the technique of watercolour by leaving his studio to paint more realistic watercolour paintings, as depicted in The Thinning of Mount Inwang after the Rain (1751).

English artist, Joseph Mallord William Turner brought watercolour painting to Europe in the 19th century. Watercolour paintings were this young talented artist’s favourite medium, because it enhances light and is ideal for representing landscapes. As an innovative artist in the technique, he played on transparency and light. Such is seen in the famous watercolour paintings, Bolton Abbey, Yorshire (1825), Scene on the Loire (1828) and Heidelberg (1945).

Many other famous watercolour artists have distinguished themselves through their pioneering works, such as Paul Cézanne's Still Life in the Blue Pot (1906) or Winslow Homer's watercolour landscapes. Interestingly, watercolour has followed the general artistic reflection that has shifted towards abstraction since the beginning of the 20th century. Vassily Kandinsky's First Abstract Watercolour (1910) brilliantly demonstrates that watercolour painting is not limited to landscapes. The Blue series by Georgia O’Keefe is an equally a good example of this. Watercolour art mixes well with other techniques, including gouache and oil painting. Klee demonstrates this excellently in Fish Magic (1925), as do many other artists: Marc Chagall, Edward Hopper and Helen Frankenthaler, to name the most famous.

Development of Watercolour Painting Techniques

The very first uses of watercolour art date back to the Paleolithic period, used to represent daily life in caves. The technique was, however, initially developed in Asia, through the emerging art of calligraphy, and to paint portraits or landscapes. The natural pigments found in Asia were principally brown shades.

Scholarly monks commonly used this technique in the Middle Ages to illuminate their manuscripts. From the Renaissance onwards, the production of paper subsequently developed watercolour painting, which became increasingly popular and appreciated by artists since it was easy to transport, bright and transparent. Watercolour became the medium par excellence for works aiming to capture the most fleeting elements of nature: light and colour.

In the 19th century, several English artists adopted this technique, including William Turner. The wet brush technique, associated with gouache, and the dry brush technique thus begin to coexist, the latter giving a more intense range of colours and ribbed textures.

Many variants are commonly used by watercolour artists around the world, one of which is to add salt to the paint, for example, to convey an impression of imperfection. Unfairly labelled as an easy technique for amateurs, watercolour still has many resources and possibilities to offer, which young artists use to explore new channels of communication, and this starts on KAZoART with a wide selection of contemporary watercolour paintings for sale!