Book Review: Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence


Terrific and beautiful book. Finally, a book on the best of the best watercolour paintings!

The Spash series of watercolour artbooks has featured lots of great works since the first volume was published in 1991. This year, they released volume 14 as well as this retrospective artbook. So the selection of works inside are from the first 13 volumes.

This book has 224 pages, thicker than the standalone Splash series. The presentation format is similar to the series with the paintings printed on large pages.

Over 200 artists are represented. There are lots of amazing artworks featured. It's quite incredible to see what some artists can do with the medium. Realistic, splashy, suggestive or even abstract.

The categories included are still life, portraits, figures, abstracts, machines, landscapes, animals, flowers, interiors, city scenes and water scenes.

Every painting included has insightful commentary by the artist on the piece, as well as comments from author Rachel Rubin Wolf.

Highly recommended to lovers of the watercolour medium.

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence is available at Amazon (US | CA | UK | DE | FR | IT | ES | JP | CN) and Book Depository

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

Splash Retrospective: 20 Years of Contemporary Watercolor Excellence

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