This week let’s spotlight a winner from our Splash 13: Best of Watercolor art competition, I Wish It Would Snow Flowers by Sandrine Pelissier.
Watercolor, gouache and watercolor crayons on 140-lb. (300gsm) hot-pressed Fabriano Artistico, 15″ x 22″ (38cm x 56cm)
What Sandrine Pelissier says about the artwork:
I painted this portrait of my daughter layer by layer from a photograph. I first layered the primary colors, and then I adjusted the final result by adding more colors and scrubbing some off. I used some gouache mixed with watercolor n the background and drew on top with watercolor crayons dipped in water. The challenge when doing portraiture is to find something in the painting that will enable a connection with the viewer, deeper than the physical resemblance and the technique. I try to listen to my inner child.
Sandrine Pelissier’s piece I Wish It Would Snow Flowers appeared in Splash 13: Alternative Approaches, published by North Light Books in 2012. Enter the art competition here for your chance to appear in Splash 14 & win other prizes!
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