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Splash 12 The Best of Watercolor

Celebrating Artistic Vision

By Rachel Rubin Wolf

Format: Hardcover

SKU# Z7345

You’ll Love this Watercolor Art Anthology Book If:

  • You're looking for new sources of watercolor inspiration
  • You love hearing about the artistic process of watercolor artists
  • You're developing your own artistic vision
The Splash series has earned a reputation as one of the premier showcases of contemporary watercolor and Splash 12 is no exception. Year after year, artists and art enthusiasts look forward to the big, beautiful images, innovative approaches and insightful commentary. Splash 12th celebrates artistic vision—delivering a stunning diversity of ideas, inspiration, and breathtaking art. Everything fans of this series have come to expect, including the wonderfully unexpected.

With a special focus on artistic vision, this edition explores how artists make the most of their moments of inspiration and find inspiration in the world around them.

Check Out An Excerpt from Splash 12 As Laura Wilk Discusses Her Vision Behind "Purple-Hearted Peonies":

"I used to paint on silk and loved to watch the vivid dyes flow and mingle on the silk's surface. Thirty years ago, I discovered that the same luminosity could be achieved on paper with transparent watercolor. I am particularly enamored by the gorgeous colors and graceful shapes of flowers. But their delicate beauty can be surprisingly hard to capture. Tree peonies flaunt many-layered, pink tinged outer petals that contrast dramatically with their complex, deeply hued interiors. I work from photographs and life in my studio. Masking the lighter details in the centers, I then go in with as many as thirty layers of transparent color to achieve luminosity. The edges are then blended and softened, to help the viewer glide over the neutral-tinged outer petals, a light on the golden stamens, admire the greenish carpeled crown, then plunge into the purple magenta depths."

In Splash 12 You'll Discover:

  • Work from 120 top watercolor artists
  • Artist-to-artist advice for making others stop, look, and enjoy the view
  • Captions offer insight from the artists themselves, who share the approaches they used to bring their visions into focus

Here are Just a Few Artist's Interpretation of Artistic Vision:

"Artistic vision comes from seeing with your eyes and feeling with your heart" - Donald W. Patterson

"Painting is a dance between controlled and anticipated marks, and random surprises." - Deena S. Ball

SKU Z7345
Additional Feature 110 Color Illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Rachel Rubin Wolf
File/Trim Size 12 x 9
Format Hardcover
ISBN 13 9781440305351
Number Of Pages 144

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