GUEST ARTIST: “Spontaneous Watercolor” by Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas

Watercolor Painting by Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas - #WorldWatercolorGroup Doodlewash

Hello my name is Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas and I’m an artist from Romania. I was born in Romania in 1985. I’m half-Greek and half-Romanian. I’ve been painting since I was a kid, because my father is a mural painter. I made mural paintings (in churches) for 10 years and since 2013 I’m dedicated to watercolor.  I’ve had many exhibitions in Romania and other countries.

I love to paint in watercolor. If you do it with passion then things are going in the right direction. I’m a spontaneous painter. I don’t like to copy what I see. I want to give an interpretation, the essence of the subject.  I use very good materials, Fabriano, Canson paper 100% cotton and Russian, Italian and colours made in England like Winsor & Newton. I love to paint boats and buildings. I’m in love with the greek landscape and also with Italian and Transylvanian architecture.

Watercolor Painting by Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas - #WorldWatercolorGroup Doodlewash

In general, I work wet on dry, but sometimes I also paint wet on wet. I also like dry brushes strokes and if you have a paper with rough grain you can do a lot of effects. I really recommend this.  My advice for a beginner is not to paint with fear. Be fearless!! Work every day and try to make your own style.

Watercolor Painting by Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas - #WorldWatercolorGroup Doodlewash

Don’t copy other artists because in time you will paint like them. Just observe many artworks but when you paint, let go of what you saw. I don’t like to make many details. I like to be simple but full of impact. When the result of my painting is like I want, I’m very happy.

Watercolor Painting by Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas - #WorldWatercolorGroup Doodlewash

I always want more. It is not good to be thankful with a little. Otherwise you will never go up. I’m glad that, in just 5 years, I’ve exhibited with great masters in watercolor and also I became a member of Birmingham Watercolor Society. This year, I will participate in the annual BWS exhibition and, in August, I plan to have a personal exhibition in my city.

In October, if I will be invited by master George Politis, I will participate at International Watercolor 4 in Thessaloniki Greece. Last edition, in 2016, I had one work there and it was a pleasure for me to be invited to such a great exhibition with masters like Cesc Farre, David Poxon, Pablo Ruben etc. For an artist, it is very important to have a good quality of the painting, but after this, the art events, exhibitions, demonstrations are important too.

Watercolor Painting by Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas - #WorldWatercolorGroup Doodlewash

People can be in contact with your artwork. You can share your talent, work, inspiration, and style with other people. I also make watercolor courses for children. And I’m glad that I see children (10-12 years) who want to learn and to become artists. It’s important, because nowadays people are focused more on other things, material things, not spiritual or artistic.

We have to support art. Not only theoretically, but also actually buying art, so the artists can go on. Lets respect more art, because good artists are not many. It’s about talent, study, and hard work.

Alexandros Pintilii Karciucas

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  1. Alexandros, Your work is beautifully loose and spontaneous! The viewer can feel the atmosphere of your part of the world – Don’t know if I will ever have the opportunity to travel to Greece – it is a treat to visit through your paintings!

  2. Rod Fletcher 5 years ago

    Lovely work Alexandrous. Wonderful light you capture conveys the mood of the place.

  3. Sharon Nolfi 5 years ago

    I especially love your seascapes. Thanks for sharing your work.

  4. SHARON A HASCHALK 5 years ago

    Alexandros, your beautiful work draws the viewer right into the paintings. Thank you for sharing them!

  5. Sandra Strait 5 years ago

    Alexandros, your work is amazing. It’s wonderful that you teach classes to children. Thank you for sharing your artistic journey with us.

  6. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 5 years ago

    Alexander, your beautiful paintings look spontaneous but your planning makes them incredibly authentic. The way you capture water and reflections is amazing, something many artists struggle to do. I agree with your thoughts about teaching children art, but I think most children love to make art when they’re very little. As they get older, they become distracted by “shinier” things. Keep teaching them art, please.

  7. Alexandros Karciucas 5 years ago

    Thank you..yes you are reason about children but is important that they want to learn…after will see

  8. SnehLata Maheshwari 5 years ago

    Alexander carciucas your painting is fantastic i liked it. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Janneke Booister 5 years ago

    Thank you for showing all those beautiful paintings! I like your story as well and I hope to see more of your art in the future 🙂

  10. dulcedelgado 5 years ago

    Love your waterscapes! Congrats!

  11. Ramana Kanaparthy 5 years ago

    Wonderful watercolor work. Very inspiring…

  12. Great work, I love much your use of light in the marine paintings. Great post, inspiring, love the idea to be fearless, work and develop your own style.
    robert, absolute beginner

  13. Linda Young 5 years ago

    Lovely paintings and inspiring story.

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