Voices of Experience - An Interview with Dominik Baričević
Voices of Experience
Dominik Baričević finds excitement in the challenge and spontaneity of watercolor. Baričević is a young, self-taught Croatian artist (born in 1991). Although he found other creative outlets while growing up, it was only recently that he began to focus that creativity into painting, discovering the intoxicating unpredictability of watercolor.
Baričević received his Master's degree in computer science from the University of Zagreb and currently works full-time as a game developer. Watercolor allows him to paint in the limited time he has away from work. He has found inspiration and learned skills from looking at the work of some of his favorite artists.
What do you find most inspiring about the Croatian landscape where you live?
Have you had the opportunity to travel to other parts of the world?
How much of your painting time are you able to spend working outdoors on location?
My advice to others starting out in watercolor is to put some color on your paper every day! It's very important to create a routine, no matter if yesterday was a masterpiece and today it's just garbage. Keeping the brushes wet regularly has many benefits: the fear of a bad wash or mark will disappear sooner and you will be more free in your expression; you will build up your self esteem and won't be discouraged by a weak work; and, most importantly, you will easily experiment in style and subject matter which is a must for artistic development.
All artwork © Dominik Baričević
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