Splash Watercolor Art Competition Winners

Stop by the Splash Winner’s Circle for a weekly dose of watercolor inspiration! Each week we showcase a piece of art from a past Splash book, along with the artist’s thoughts. The Splash: Best of Watercolor series annually showcases the best in contemporary watercolor, accompanied with instructive, insightful commentary, in a beautiful book worthy any coffee table.


Splash 16 Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 121 artists selected for North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition Splash 16: Exploring Texture! If you see your name below, please check your email accounts (and junk boxes) for instructions on next steps. You will receive an email from us with the subject line “Splash 16 Winner Notification” no later than...

Splash 13 Watercolor Competition | Sandrine Pelissier

I Wish It Would Snow Flowers by Sandrine Pelissier | Splash 13: Alternative Approaches

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...

Splash: The Best of Watercolor Painting | Manhattan Beach Pier Painting

Manhattan Beach Pier by Thomas W. Schaller | Splash 13: Alternative Approaches

Today we are featuring Thomas W. Schaller’s piece Manhattan Beach Pier from the latest edition of our Splash Watercolor art competition, Splash 13: Alternative Approaches. Transparent watercolor on 300-lb. (640gsm) Saunders Waterford 22″ x 30″ (56cm x 76cm) Here’s what Thomas W. Schaller says about his artwork: This painting was begun on site and...