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Ep 84 - Janine Galizia : Getting A Reaction


I had a great conversation with Australian water-colorist Janine Gallizia from her home and studio in France. Janine’s paintings are skillful, atmospheric and ethereal. She exhibits her work and teaches internationally. She has won numerous awards, has written three books on watercolor painting and one children’s book. She is also the Art Director of the magazine The Art of Watercolor.

We talk about bikers, medicine, traveling, frogs with baguettes and of course art, lots of art and painting . . .

Here are the main points of what we talk about:

  • Living in France,
  • Early influences and associates,
  • Australian connection,
  • Inception of a painting,
  • Painting from life,
  • Paper,
  • Brushes,
  • Palette,
  • Mediums,
  • Gouache,
  • Multitasking,
  • Holistic approach,
  • 3 facets of painting,
  • Starting out with watercolor,
  • Paper dynamics,
  • Tips for watercolor beginners,
  • Rembrandt and the weather,
  • Working in design,
  • Books,
  • Parenting and art,
  • Underlying themes,
  • Watercolor world,
  • Art business,
  • Social media,
  • Teaching,
  • Most emotional painting to make,

To find out more about Janine and her work

Janine’s Facebook account.

Most emotional painting . . .

This is a progress shot of the painting that would become, “Aunty Sue,” mentioned in the podcast.

Referenced in the podcast.

Here’s a link to the American water-colorist and architect George Dombek I mentioned in the podcast.


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