All winners will appear in the twenty-first edition of Splash.
In painting, mood is the general atmosphere, state of mind or emotion that a work of art evokes. Artists have many compositional elements at their disposal for creating mood and drama in their paintings–from value and light, to color, to perspective and depth. Every painting strives to capture some sort of mood, whether it is disturbing or tranquil, melancholy or energetic.
For the Splash 21 contest, we will be looking for paintings that reflect excellence and originality in capturing mood, as well as a variety of styles and subjects. If selected, you will be asked to write about your artistic process and inspiration, as well as the manner in which you considered and developed the mood for your painting. The dominant medium must be watercolor, though some minor use of other mediums may be acceptable. You must specify any other mediums used in addition to watercolor in your application.