Watercolor Secrets is an extension of the Splash series of art books. It's the making-of book that showcases the various techniques of various Splash artists.
The book's a hardcover spiral bound with 144 pages. The beautiful cover art is from Fealing Lin.
The techniques featured are accompanied by step-by-step photos of paintings in different stages of completion, from start to finish. I always find myself wondering how those beautiful paintings are created. Well, this book is the answer. Each step is accompanied by detailed artist commentary. They are really generous with sharing ideas.
Besides the demonstrations, there are a few other pieces of stunning work included in each artist's gallery. The short artist biographies are nice and there are interesting photos of their workspace.
This is an inspiring and insightful book.
Recommended to intermediate and advanced watercolour artists. Beginners can also get the book to see the wonderful versatility of watercolour as a medium.
The list of artists included are:
- Robin Berry
- Donna Jill Witty
- Fealing Lin
- Cindy Brabec-King
- Judy Morris
- James Toogood
- Guy Magallanes
- Catherine O'Neill
- Donald Patterson
- Mark De Mos
- Margaret M. Martin
- Judi Betts
- Pat San Soucie
- Paul McCormack
- Soon Y. Warren
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