This week, we highlight one of the winners from the Splash Watercolor art competition – Surf Town Run (T) by Evelyn Jenkins Drew.
Transparent watercolor on 300-lb. (640gsm) cold-pressed paper
30″ x 22″ (76cm x 56cm)
What Evelyn Jenkins Drew says about her artwork:
I live near Santa Cruz, California, where surfing and running and beautiful old cars are ingredients in the special coastal quality of life. I aspire to bring a sense of pleasure, a memory of good times and places, to my viewers. I arranged to photograph the black “woody” from a specific angle of light, and I photographed the location and a separate banana tree all at the same light angle. My technique is to pre-wet small areas and then to use many layers of smooth transparent washes to achieve a rich color saturation. I love painting little details in the chrome reflections that come as delayed surprises, such as the runner reflected in the hubcap and the black fender. I save these delicious details until the end of the painting as a sort of artistic dessert!
Evelyn Jenkins Drew’s piece Surf Town Run (T) appeared in Splash 10: Celebrating Artistic Vision, published by North Light Books in 2008. Enter the art competition here for your chance to appear in the next Splash art book & win other prizes.
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