Watercolor Artist


For more than 20 years, the annual Splash Watercolor Competition has been celebrating the outstanding work being done in watermedia by contemporary artists from around the globe. The Best of Watercolor, a soon-to-be-released special edition magazine, presents 124 paintings selected from the 21st Splash Competition, which focuses on the theme, “Capturing Mood.” Whether it portrays the serenity of a quiet landscape, the vibrant energy of an urban street scene or the beautiful mystery of maternity, a painting that successfully establishes mood will also captivate, intrigue and delight its viewers. On the following pages, you’ll find a sampling of the kind of exceptional paintings you’ll see featured in this special publication, as well as the artists’ stories about the inspiration and intention behind them.


(watercolor, 16½ x20½ )

By Suzy Schultz

Suzy Schultz’s “Singer” series was first inspired by a black-and-white photo of Bessie Smith singing. “Her hands were up, her eyes were closed; you couldn’t tell if

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