Anita Rancatti attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas as an art major and then obtained a Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Houston. Over the past 20 years she focused on watercolor and has traveled and studied with a variety of masters. She grew up in Texas and now splits time between Washington state and Durango, Colorado."I like to travel and hike and use my experiences and photographic images of these places to develop visual memories via watercolor. Watercolor is a challenging medium with the outcome impacted by the skill of the artist as well as the current environment and the materials used. I enjoy letting the paint go where it wants to go and at other times trying to control it. I am always surprised when the final result is a wonderful painting.As a watercolor artist, I like to use 2 sources for inspiration: plein air studies and photographs. I am also always fascinated by the flow of water and the use of watercolor to capture that movement.
I am drawn to high value and color contrast so my watercolors demand rich darks. I also work to develop interesting design compositions."
Friday, April 13
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