Silvia Molinari: series 700

Silvia Molinari: Who is the Artist?

Painter, artist, botanical watercolorist, lover of open spaces, nature, and the life forms that inhabit it.

Born in Piacenza in 1976, she graduated from the Toschi Art Institute in Parma with a diploma in decorative techniques. Her works are part of the permanent collections of the Salamon&C Gallery in Milan and the JGO Gallery in Park City, Utah.

She has exhibited in solo and group shows, including at the Venice Biennale, the Affordable Art Fair in New York, and Milan.

Silvia Molinari's strong and elegant artistic identity has earned her numerous prestigious collaborations, such as with the magazine Gardenia, for which she illustrated the famous agenda in 2017 and 2020, with the support of the Ricola brand.

She also collaborated with Lipu, which commissioned her to create about 250 bird illustrations for a book dedicated to the identification and conservation of birds. This important book is the first of its kind to be produced in Italy.

Her love for nature and environmental values earned artist Silvia Molinari a finalist spot at the 10th edition of Selvatica - Arte e Natura in Festival in Biella.

"Shrubs, leaves, plant fragments, fruits and berries, small living beings like insects and birds are the protagonists of my works, the subjects I most enjoy bringing out from the whiteness of the paper," says the artist.

The watercolorist also leads courses and seminars, collaborates with illustration magazines, and works with both profit and nonprofit brands.

She has a long-standing collaboration with The Arts Journey, a cultural association with which she conducts seminars, workshops, and painting tours inspired by past literature, nature, and the cultural beauties of our country.

Silvia Molinari: chi è l'artista? - Borciani e Bonazzi

The Brushes Created by Silvia Molinari for Borciani e Bonazzi

Here is the new line of brushes created in collaboration with Silvia Molinari.

The microporous and thin synthetic filament ensures a high hygroscopic level, meaning it has an excellent capacity to absorb water without releasing it, except when placed on a surface.

Silvia Molinari Series 700: size 0

Silvia Molinari Il pennello 700 misura 0

A brush with a ferrule, ensuring particular precision in details. Ideal for defining petals, leaves, highlights, and small sketches of people and objects.

Silvia Molinari Series 700: size 2

Silvia Molinari Il pennello 700 misura 2

A brush with a ferrule, making it suitable for finer details. Perfect for painting tree branches, trunks, and small landscapes.

Silvia Molinari Series 700: size 4

Silvia Molinari Il pennello 700 misura 4

A small mop brush with a very flexible and soft tip. The filament stays well compact, ensuring steady strokes. Recommended for landscapes and quick animal portraits.

Silvia Molinari Series 700: size 6

Silvia Molinari Il pennello 700 misura 6

A large mop brush characterized by high absorbency and slow water release, maintaining a perfect tip. Allows for painting large areas.

Silvia Molinari: Collaboration with Borciani e Bonazzi

Silvia Molinari has been collaborating with Borciani e Bonazzi since 2019, the year the 700 Series was launched, a line of travel brushes developed with her input.

Silvia Molinari: la collaborazione con Borciani e Bonazzi - Borciani e Bonazzi

How the 700 Series Was Born in Collaboration with Silvia Molinari - Borciani e Bonazzi

"I'm very happy to have played a part in defining the project and grateful to have been chosen to take care of it as an expert in the field.

We created the 700 Series, born from the desire for innovation and research from this amazing company, driven by highly experienced artisans.

The 700 Series is something completely new, designed by those who know their craft."

Come è nata la Serie 700 in collaborazione con Silvia Molinari - Borciani e Bonazzi

And What Are These Brushes Like?

"Beautiful. Hollow synthetic filament, ferrule and mop brush, balanced handle, brass capsule. Versatile and high-performing.

That is, ease of color application, which is retained abundantly and released smoothly without jumps, drops, or streaks. In hand, they feel solid.

The stroke is clean, uniform, the mark sharp and precise; it responds quickly to changes in direction and intensity, as you would expect from a high-quality synthetic brush.

The exceptional water-holding capacity, however, reminds you of the characteristics of natural bristle, as does the softness with which it handles large areas."

In essence, this new line combines the excellence of natural filament with the advantages of synthetic.

The capsule packaging allows for safe transport and long-term protection. I don't usually travel with brushes, typically just pencils, but from now on, that changes.

Often a technical change leads to artistic revolutions: in my case, there has been an evolution, which I can clearly see in my latest works.

What Other Brushes Does Silvia Molinari Choose?

Discover the brushes selected by Silvia Molinari:

Series 800

Another series favored by the artist is the Series 800 Unico with mongoose filament, which she often chooses for detailing her botanical watercolors, such as defining stems and other botanical details.

Additionally, the artist appreciates the Unico 820 fiammato series, with its elastic and flexible filament.

Series 623

Silvia Molinari also values the Il Perfetto series, particularly the 623 with its exceptionally long, pointed, and sharp ferrule, ideal for the intricate details of botanical watercolors, such as the innermost parts of flowers or the fine details of animal plumage.

Il workshop del 21 settembre: Acquerello e Natura, le foglie di settembre.

"Each leaf is a world, and by painting them from life, we can choose the brushes, try them out, and experiment, to create respectful portraits of nature and watercolor. The workshop will be an opportunity for both you, who love watercolor and nature, and me, as your guide and mentor, to deepen our knowledge and grow."

Are you ready to experience a unique artistic event with internationally renowned watercolorist Silvia Molinari?

We invite you to the workshop "Watercolor and Nature - September Leaves. Let's Paint from Life with Silvia Molinari," an event designed for those who wish to deepen their knowledge and refine their skills in watercolor art.

Il workshop si terrà nell'Atelier Borciani e Bonazzi a Casalmaggiore il 21 settembre, dalle 9:00 alle 13:00.

During this extraordinary event, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the autumn beauty of September leaves and learn advanced techniques from Silvia Molinari to capture their vibrant essence on paper.

This workshop is intended for artists with basic experience who are eager to explore new challenges and deepen their artistic skills. It will be a chance to elevate your artistic work to new levels of mastery while sharing a passion for art and nature with Silvia Molinari.

Don't miss the opportunity to spend an unforgettable morning immersed in the art of watercolor and surrounded by the beauty of autumn nature. We look forward to an engaging and inspiring artistic experience!

Data: Saturday, September 21

Orario: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Luogo: Borciani e Bonazzi Atelier, Via Ezio Vanoni 37/A, Casalmaggiore (CR)

Cosa Portare? Bring your favorite colors; the rest will be provided by the organizers!

A basic knowledge of watercolor technique is recommended.

Limited spots available.

Che altri pennelli sceglie Silvia Molinari? - Borciani e Bonazzi

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