You'll love this Splash book if:
The 16th book in the Splash series captures the best of contemporary artists while exploring texture in every subject matter. Nature produces an unending array of texture that artists can either copy or be inspired by. Some artists take creative licenses while others work slowly and deliberately using simple and pure watercolor techniques. Learn their artistic process through instructive, insightful commentary of more than 100 contributing artists.
A Word from the editor Rachel Rubin Wolf
“Over the years we have found that texture is of particular interest to many watercolor painters. Perhaps it is because watercolor is so adaptable to so many different applications. Endless variations can be produced with the help of common or unlikely tools--or by merely directing water or air through the paint--or by tilting your paper. Brushes are optional.” -Rachel Rubin Wolf
About the Editor
Rachel Rubin Wolf is a freelance editor and artist. She has edited and written many fine art books for North Light, including Watercolor Secrets; Splash: The Best of Watercolor series; Strokes of Genius: The Best of Drawing series; The Best of Wildlife Art (editions 1 and 2); The Best of Portrait Painting; Best of Flower Painting 2; The Acrylic Painter’s Book of Styles and Techniques; Painting Ships, Shores & the Sea; and Painting The Many Moods of Light. She also has acquired numerous fine art book projects for North Light and has contributed to magazines such as Fine Art Connoisseur and Wildlife Art.
Landscapes and Waterscapes
The Still Life
Machines and Contraptions
|Instructor||Rachel Rubin Wolf|
|Content||Animals & Wildlife, Portraits, Still Life & Floral|
What can I say, these Splash volumes are inspirational. You get a gallery of art from all styles, types, techniques. I just love the Splash series. Wonderful to learn about different artists who are published in these volumes. There is always something to like in these volumes.
Creating texture is so important to convey emotion and this book delivers. So many different examples of texture that inspired me to try new techniques. Thanks!
I love it
I thought this book would offer a lot of "how to" advice, but it doesn't. There are some wonderful paintings to look at, but there is no guidance about how the artists achieved the effects they did or what techniques they used (what colors they mixed, the steps they followed, if they used wet-into-wet or glazing or anything that would help readers try to incorporate the effects into their own work). It's basically a picture book and not an instruction book.
I do love the cover of this book. However, I was truly disappointed in this particular issue. I have purchased this books almost since the very beginning of their publication. Although t I do love the cover of this book. However, I was truly disappointed in this particular issue. I have purchased this books almost since the very beginning of their publication here are some lovely images, I find this issue below par. Perhaps they've changed the paper so the reproductions aren't as clear as before. My over-all impression is one of disappointment.
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