Frequently Asked Questions
On Painting with Watercolors
Alvaro’s works is exhibited in a number of galleries around the world.
Check out the Galleries page to find a complete listing.
On Products Sold
These specially designed brushes are inspired by the original Japanese Mop Brush but have longer handles and more hair. The length of the handles is important: the amount of control you have is determined by how far you hold it from the tip, and less control will translate into more freedom in your painting.
(pronounced /ʒiːˈkleɪ/ “zhee-clay” or /dʒiːˈkleɪ, from French [ʒiˈkle]) is a way of describing the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printing. The word “giclée” is derived from the French language word “le gicleur” meaning “nozzle”, or more specifically “gicler” meaning “to squirt, spurt, or spray. It has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.
I am very fussy about the final reproduction. Because Giclées so remarkably good, they almost seem like the original. And Giclées are like prints, but a lot better. They are done in premium watercolor paper, with permanent pigments. And they are so good, it is hard to tell them apart from the originals.