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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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Ho My An - Mes printemps 2
Ho My An
Watercolour
30 x 30 cm
$399
Sylvia Baldeva - Élan
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
24 x 32 cm
$897
Péchane - Carpe koi
Péchane
Watercolour
75 x 30 cm
$1,196
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Terra II
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
75 x 55 cm
$1,196
nicholas coss - Trouée de bleu
nicholas coss
Watercolour
50 x 65 cm
$897
Eva Gohier - Maylis
Eva Gohier
Watercolour
50 x 70 cm
$897
Dainche - Les oubliés
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$399
Jean-Noël Le Junter - Le pic Saint-Loup et l'Hortus
Jean-Noël Le Junter
Watercolour
53 x 43 cm
$349
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Brun
Watercolour
14 x 20 cm
$359
Richard Vildeman - 15.12.21 - (4)
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
84 x 59 cm
$598
Evelyn Kuwertz - Répétition 14.11.2008
Evelyn Kuwertz
Watercolour
40 x 40 cm
$797
Marina Del Pozo - Ola
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
60 x 50 cm
$399
Clara Crespin - Abstraction dans le Jardin de Monet
Clara Crespin
Watercolour
100 x 71 cm
$1,595
bruno charpentier - Lh
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
139 x 60 cm
$698
Guillaume Querré - Face au mur 2
Guillaume Querré
Watercolour
49 x 39 cm
$897
Franck Le Boulicaut - Rue de l'hôtel Colbert à Paris
Franck Le Boulicaut
Watercolour
23 x 50 cm
$349
Tanya Angelova - Noir et dix 66
new
Tanya Angelova
Watercolour
73 x 92 x 2 cm
$1,296
Alexandra Chauchereau - Paperwall 10p_4
Alexandra Chauchereau
Watercolour
55 x 38 cm
$513
Didier Goessens - Sylaos 4-04
Didier Goessens
Watercolour
37 x 37 cm
$419
Malcolm Macdonald - Bistro de montmartre
Malcolm Macdonald
Watercolour
75 x 56 cm
$1,196
Sylvia Baldeva - Présence
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
28 x 38 cm
$1,495
Valerio Adami - In Terra Neutrale
new
Valerio Adami
Watercolour
56 x 76 cm
$11,959
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - La blessure
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
64 x 100 cm
$1,943
Ho My An - Souvenir d’elles
Ho My An
Watercolour
50 x 61 cm
$997
Péchane - Samurai resting
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$359
Thibault Lepeudry - Kaki
Thibault Lepeudry
Watercolour
42 x 23 cm
$219
Marina Del Pozo - Bouquet
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
51 x 36 cm
$249
Dainche - November with you
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$379
Richard Vildeman - Pointe au sel
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
50 x 50 x 1 cm
$498
Evelyn Kuwertz - Répétition 25.11.2008
Evelyn Kuwertz
Watercolour
40 x 40 cm
$797
Marina Del Pozo - El sur
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
61 x 46 cm
$498
Jean-Noël Le Junter - Ploumanac'h
Jean-Noël Le Junter
Watercolour
50 x 40 cm
$349
bruno charpentier - Cbg 2021 //// fig:007
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
76 x 118 cm
$1,146
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Robe noire
Watercolour
30 x 45 cm
$648
Tanya Angelova - Noir et dix 50
Tanya Angelova
Watercolour
100 x 50 x 2 cm
$947
Eva Gohier - A la croisée des chemins
Eva Gohier
Watercolour
50 x 35 cm
$498
Didier Goessens - Sylaos 4-09
Didier Goessens
Watercolour
37 x 37 cm
$419
Sylvia Baldeva - Visionnaire
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
15 x 24 cm
$598
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Bleu de larmes
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
39 x 29 cm
$399
Péchane - The bridge
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$349
Ho My An - Mes printemps Série des elles
Ho My An
Watercolour
30 x 30 cm
$399
Dainche - Paisiblement
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$379
Richard Vildeman - 15.02.2022
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
42 x 29 cm
$399
Marina Del Pozo - Marina 9
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
61 x 46 cm
$349
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Bordeaux
Watercolour
14 x 20 cm
$359
bruno charpentier - Cbg 2020 //// fig 005
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
121 x 69 cm
$1,345
Jean-Noël Le Junter - Liausson, lac du Salagou
Jean-Noël Le Junter
Watercolour
50 x 40 cm
$319
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Forces dévastatrices
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
65 x 65 cm
$1,345
Péchane - Catfish
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$359
Sylvia Baldeva - En bleu
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$1,196
Dainche - Indifférent
Dainche
Watercolour
40 x 30 cm
$548
Ho My An - 1984, good luck
Ho My An
Watercolour
60 x 60 cm
$698
Richard Vildeman - Les Cévennes 19.02.22
Richard Vildeman
Watercolour
42 x 29 cm
$399
Marina Del Pozo - Extremadura
Marina Del Pozo
Watercolour
61 x 46 cm
$399
bruno charpentier - Grandeur et décadence cherbourgeoise... (diptyque)
bruno charpentier
Watercolour
110 x 75 cm
$887
Tatiana Ivchenkova - Orange
Watercolour
14 x 20 cm
$359
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain - Cœur à cœur
Muriel Buthier-Chartrain
Watercolour
56 x 56 cm
$967
Péchane - Cat on the terace
Péchane
Watercolour
30 x 40 cm
$299
Sylvia Baldeva - Hésitation
Sylvia Baldeva
Watercolour
21 x 30 cm
$797
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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!

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