Splash 10 - Passionate Brushstrokes

Splash 10 - Passionate Brushstrokes

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by Rachel Rubin Wolf
     
 

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Featured artist Jerry Stitt contemplates that ''A painting is good not because it looks like something, but because it feels like something.'' The difference is passion '' the kind of energy, excitement and pure joy that pulses through every page of this book.

A brilliant collection of the best watercolors being created today, Splash 10 explores

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Featured artist Jerry Stitt contemplates that ''A painting is good not because it looks like something, but because it feels like something.'' The difference is passion '' the kind of energy, excitement and pure joy that pulses through every page of this book.

A brilliant collection of the best watercolors being created today, Splash 10 explores "passion" through the work and words of 100 top contemporary painters. With each modern-day masterpiece, insightful firsthand commentary taps into the psyche of the artists to explore where their passion comes from, and where it leads them.

These artists find the passion to paint in any number of places - a handful of peppermints, a rescued dog named Tugboat, visits to places where "even the walls have personality," and spectacular moments created by the warm late-afternoon sun partnering with rich, cool cast shadows. Some of them find passion in their materials (like rice paper) or in the very act of putting paint to paper, whether it be broad, wet strokes of pure color applied with big brushes and arm-swinging applications, or meditative, economical strokes.

This edition of Splash is dedicated to discovering not only how today's artists create great watercolors, but what motivates them to be creative, work in this amazing medium, and portray the subjects they love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440313240
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
05/07/2008
Series:
Splash: The Best of Watercolor
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
8 MB

Meet the Author

Rachel Rubin Wolf is the longtime editor of North Light's popular Splash book series as well as Strokes of Genius. She has edited dozens of other art books and also writes for Art Connoisseur Magazine.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Splash 10 is the tenth in a series of books showcasing today's watercolor artists. Featured are artistworks of styles that range from tight and realistic to loose and passionate. Each painting is accompanied by a statement written by the artist. The artist will share a technique used or perhaps what inspired him/her to do this piece. The artists' contact information is listed in the back pages of the book. This is a great book spotlighting current artists and the many different styles being produced today.