Abe Toshiyuki   "The shining flow"  Watercolor on paper  29×43cm
Abe Toshiyuki "The shining flow" Watercolor on paper 29×43cm

 

Introduction of my book

 

Abe Toshiyuki 

"Watercolor... In search of calm light"

"Suisaiga... shizuka na hikari o motomete"

 JAPAN PUBLICATIONS, INC.  2013

  

 

For me, watercolor is less of a genre, and more like what an instrument is to music.

For example, depending on how the piano is played you can play Jazz or perhaps Rock, and even classical music.

Depending solely on the feelings of the painter, watercolor can be broadened to include many different genres of expression. I think it's good that there are different schools and advocates for different ways of painting, but they shouldn't be there just to compare or judge artworks. When it comes to how artworks are painted, it's not about what is good and what is bad. I feel there must be a way to grow and develop within each method of painting.

This is something that must be encouraged and enjoyed, but above all I feel it should be something to love.

 

This book is written in Japanese. And it has translated 7pages in English about the technique of a watercolor painting. 

 

 

You can get it here, all over the worldYesasia

 

 

 

Profile of Abe Toshiyuki / watercolorist

I was born in Sakata City, Japan, in 1959. I studied art education at a national university, and worked for about 20 years as an art teacher after graduating. It has been my life-long ambition to become a painter, so in 2008 I gave up teaching to focus on that dream. I am currently active as a painter and have held many solo exhibitions here in Japan, of which I have won a few prestigious awards for.

 

My work tends to focus on the finer points of nature that surround us. Japanese people have always held a deep love and respect for nature, and I find that this is reflected not only in famous Japanese artworks, but also in Japanese literature. Through their descriptions of scenes such as the transience of a river, and the fragility of petals on a cherry blossom, I find that these famous artists are able to implicitly express the idea of inevitable change extraordinarily well. In addition, I believe that my watercolors are able to capture the essence of these artists in a meaningful way.  

 

When questioned about what art means, I respond by saying that art is a mirror of the soul for the beholder. For example, many different viewpoints come out when different people look at the same painting, but when the same person looks at the same painting, their viewpoint can easily change depending on their state of mind. This change is what I mean by art being a mirror of the soul for the beholder.

 

When I paint a particular scene, I am always careful not to choose a famous place, or a place that can be easily identified. The reason for this is so that a feeling of deja-vu can be evoked by the viewer. I believe that for an artwork to be truly effective, it needs to touch deep emotions from the bottom of the viewer’s heart.

 

email  abetty@nifty.com    facebook  http://www.facebook.com/abetyart

 

Watercolor Collection

 

Watercolor Exhibition Information

Abe Toshiyuki Watercolor Exhibition 2015


Yokohama Takashimaya Art Gallery

March 3th - March 10th, 2015


Sakata City Museum of Art

March 15th - April 19th, 2015


Gallery El-Poeta, Saitama

June 5th - June 14th, 2015


Loby Gallry of the Keio Plaza Hotel, Tokyo

October 1st - October 9th,2015


Gallry Yoshino, Yamagata

October 29th - November 8th, 2015


 

あべとしゆき水彩画ギャラリー

last update; 2017.4.30

 

 

INDEX

 水彩作品 WATERCOLOR

 展覧会    EXHIBITION

 ■エッセイ ESSAY

 ■出版物    PUBLICATION

 水彩講座 WORKSHOP

 スケッチ   SKETCH TOUR

 水彩教室 LESSON

 鑑賞講座 LECTURE

 読者の声 GUESTBOOK

 リンク  LINK

 英訳紹介 ENGLISH

 

 

出版のお知らせ

水彩画 光を奏でるために

~あべとしゆき色彩ノート~

2016年10月発売

水彩マスキングの可能性について詳しく書きました。作品図版も多数掲載しております。

Amazon 本体2,200円

 

水彩画 小さな光の音楽

~あべとしゆき色彩ノート~

2014年10月発売

水彩技法書第2弾のテーマは絵の具と色彩。前回同様に前半は作品図版を多数掲載しています。

日貿出版社 本体2,000円

 

水彩画 静かな光を求めて

~あべとしゆき制作ノート~ 

私にとっては初めての技法書を上梓しました。作品図版を多く掲載し作品集のような構成になっています。全国の書店で発売中です。

日貿出版社 本体2,200円

 

水彩で描く美しい日本

ふるさと東 北

表紙も含めて、あべとしゆきの作品が5点掲載されています。

 日貿出版社  本体2,500円

 

 

 

 

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