You’ll Love this Watercolor Art Anthology Book If:
- You love finding inspiration from the watercolor work of fellow artists
- You want to understand the process of other watercolor painters
- You want to find an alternative approach to your own watercolor art
The theme for Splash 13 is Alternative Approaches- discover what that theme means to 100 of the top watercolor and water-media artists working today! Gain insight into these moods & methodology while studying 130 amazing paintings. You’ll learn great tips & find new sources of creativity with Splash 13 as well as the entire Splash series, including Splash 12.
Each watercolor painting is accompanied by a caption that offers the contributor’s interpretation on the theme of Alternative Approaches. Here are a few of their responses:
“To find an alternative approach, I paint with my mind’s eye, imagining that my painting is a circus and I am the ring leader whose job is to transform the pandemonium of my mind and coordinate artistic visions of the world I witness.” – Elise Meredith Beattie
“To find an alternative approach, I selected subjects that were perhaps more moody than my usual ones and likewise ventured into darker and more muted color than I had been accustomed to.” – Ted Nuttall
“To find an alternative approach, I searched for a story, finding inspiration in the fairy tale world of childhood, where anything magical could happen.” – Sandrine Pelissier
Check Out This Excerpt from Splash 13:
A friend of mind has been taking flamenco lessons, and as she was showing me one of her new moves, it was as if she turned into a fifteenth-century gypsy. I knew I had to paint her. In a large warehouse space, we did a photo shoot complete with live flamenco music while I took hundreds of photos over a period of a couple of hours. I wanted to place the figure in a large space, but keep detail on the figure, so I decided to work large. I stretched the watercolor paper from a roll onto stretcher bars. The underlying drawing took about a week. Then I started detailing the face and hands using a small brush. The background is layers of dark washes done with larger brushes. The painting took about a month to finish, and was the first in a series of flamenco dancing paintings. – Suzy Schultz
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