Gideon’s Pinwheel by Kara Castro | Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision

This week we are featuring Gideon’s Pinwheel by Kara Castro from our Splash Watercolor art competition.

Splash: Best of Watercolor  |  Gideon's Pinwheel

Transparent watercolor on paper, 20″ x 30″ (51cm x 76cm)

What Kara Castro says about her artwork:
Gideon’s Pinwheel is a painting that made itself. I had another painting in mind, but Gideon was bored with posing and slumped to the ground against the wall in a little triangular blue heap. She had a patient smile in the center of the triangle and three blocks of color in a “pinwheel” around her. It’s the part of a painting that happens effortlessly that I find most satisfying. In this instance, adding color and watching Gideon push out from the flat surface of the paper were the parts I loved. It happens as though someone else was painting and I was an observer.

Kara Castro’s piece Gideon’s Pinwheel appeared in Splash 12: Celebrating Artistic Vision, published by North Light Books in 2011. Enter the art competition here for your chance to appear in Splash 14 & win other prizes!

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