An inside look at the techniques of award-winning Splash artists
By Rachel Rubin Wolf
Dive deeper into the creative waters that have made North Light Books’ Splash: The Best of Watercolor series today’s most celebrated showcase of contemporary watercolor paintings. Watercolor Secrets invites you into the studios of 15 Splash artists as they reveal the creative processes behind their stunning work.
From meticulous glazes to loose, luscious color, these artists joyfully embrace watercolor in gloriously individual and expressive ways, sharing their unique journeys inspirations and techniques.
Whether you are a watercolor artist looking to make a big splash in your own paintings or simply an admirer of this most magical medium, Watercolor Secrets puts you on the inside track to outstanding art.
• Features the art of James Toogood, Judi Betts, Paul McCormack, Mark de Mos and more!
• Showcases step-by-step demonstrations, sketchbook pages and inspiring finished art from 15 modern-day watercolor masters
• Filled with expert tips on creating stunning color, capturing the magic of light, turning on-location sketches into personal keepsakes, designing compositions with impact, and more
• Includes a variety of subjects, including flowers, landscapes, waterscapes, city scenes, interiors and portraits
Browse real pages from Watercolor Secrets here.
Rachel Rubin Wolf is a freelance editor and artist. She edits and writes fine art books for North Light Books, including the Splash series (The Best of Watercolor); Strokes of Genius series (The Best of Drawing); The Best of Wildlife Art (editions 1 & 2); The Best of Portrait Painting; The Best of Flower Painting 2; Painting Ships, Shores and the Sea; Painting the Many Moods of Light and more. She has also acquired numerous fine art book projects and authors for North Light Books and has contributed to magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur and Wildlife Art.
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