SPLASH 20 Winners Announced!

Congratulations Splash 20 winners! We have selected 123 artists for publication in North Light Books’ latest watercolor competition, Splash 20: Creative Compositions!A brilliant representation of contemporary watercolor, this 20th volume in the Splash series will continue the proud tradition that has made Splash the longest-running “best of watercolor” competition series.

While any subject can be developed with a variety of compositional strategies, in most cases, it is not the subject but the composition of the work that gives a painting its originality and appeal. The elements of composition are classically defined as line, shape, color, value, texture, form and space. These elements can be organized along with balance, contrast, emphasis, movement, pattern, rhythm and point of view in a near-infinite number of ways. How you compose your painting determines the way people will view it and how they will be affected by it emotionally.

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