Splash 12 for me is a mixed bag to the Splash watercolour series.
This volume features 125 paintings from 100 artists. The variety is great. There are lots of style and you can see the differences in standard as well.
Some are really beautiful watercolour pieces with gorgeous details and wonderful colours. There are also some abstract pieces which are not too bad, except I don't know what they are drawing. I prefer more representational art. A few are not quite up to the mark in terms of technique, colours and composition, especially when surrounded by outstanding pieces.
The short artist commentary for each piece is always interesting to read. Good thing is quotes are no longer printed on the paintings, like they do in Volume 11.
The reproduction quality for a few pieces aren't quite good. They are probably scaled up larger than the original paintings. They are not pixelated but a bit soft.
I think the standard for the Splash series has dropped a bit. I can't quite feel the excitement and surprise from each new page.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
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