Double-Decker by Russell Jewell | Splash 11: New Directions

This week we are featuring Double-Decker by Russell Jewell from our Splash Watercolor art competition.

Splash: Best of Watercolor  |  Double-Decker

Transparent watercolor on 140-lb. (300gsm) rough Arches | 11″ x 17″ (28cm x 43cm)

What Russell Jewell says about his artwork:
Double-Decker was painted in the studio from a travel photo of London. Technically it is a painting with a strong one-point perspective. The directional of the painting is created by the dominant light source and its prevailing shadows. The guardrail also formulates a lead-in that wraps the viewer’s eye around the double-decker bus. “Into the sun” summarizes my new direction in this painting. So often we have been taught the “proper” way to create photos, and one of the cardinal rules is to never point a camera toward the sun. However, this is the exact direction that best captures the mood of a city.

Russell Jewell’s piece Double-Decker appeared in Splash 11: New Directions, published by North Light Books in 2010. Enter the art competition here for your chance to appear in Splash 14 & win other prizes!

The Best of Watercolor, Splash 11: New Directions



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