Passion is one of the most important elements in a masterful work of art. Without it, a painting is a lifeless collection of composition and technique. Here, internationally respected watercolorist Alvaro Castagnet shows artists how to paint from their heart--capturing more than just subjects, but the thoughts, feelings and emotions that give them impact. Detailed demonstrations show how to: * create passion through a perfect marriage of tonal values * inject mystery and drama by manipulating shadows * use color to express powerful emotion * simplify a scene to better express the artist's feelings for the subject * set a mood, create rhythm, and ultimately achieve perfect unity Through it all, artists will take their passion for painting--and personal satisfaction from their work--to a higher plateau. Alvaro Castagnet has taught and traveled extensively throughout the US, Mexico, South America, Europe and Australia. His award-winning work is part of private and corporate collections around the world. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.Castagnet, Alvaro is the author of 'Watercolor Painting With Passion!', published 2001 under ISBN 9781929834082 and ISBN 192983408X.