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The Watercolour Art Portfolio of Sophie Blouet


A watercolour portrait of a young manJT, watercolour on paper

Sophie Blouet, also known as BLOUET, is a watercolour painter currently based in California. In her portfolio, Sophie demonstrates great skill and precision with a medium that lends itself to a gestural, impressionistic approach.


A watercolour painting of a man on a horseAux courses, Beaver 1, watercolour on paper

 

As we saw in our previous feature of Sophie’s detailed, gestural watercolours, the artist’s practice spans decades and a wide range of subject matter. As always, I’m impressed by Sophie’s ability to effortlessly switch between subjects ranging from still life to landscape to the human figure.


The front page of Sophie Blouet's watercolour and oil painting portfoliowww.blouetwatercolour.com

 

The medium of watercolour often demands careful placement of each brush mark, rendering each moment when brush meets paper quite visible to the viewer. Sophie plays this aspect of the medium to her advantage -- in maritime paintings, for example, these visible brush marks form the waves on a choppy ocean. In her genre gallery, the different values of each stroke help to make fabric appear realistically folded, and the bodies of horses appear muscular and three-dimensional. I look forward to seeing more of what Sophie has been working on recently!


A watercolour painting of a bottle of ink and a brushEncrier, watercolour on paper


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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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