Pencil, Watercolor, Gouache, Pen & Ink
Playful watercolor blooms & bleeds
|Artist Lisbeth Zwerger|
|She recently visited the USA for her exhibition at the Erie Carle Museum|
I love her children's books,
however my favorite book, is this one all about her;
I love the way she allows paint & water to play on her paper.
Arthur Rackham is one of her favorite artist. She really has her own style, but I can see how his muted color palette did influence her early years. In her book she describes using liquid watercolor in most of her backgrounds. I see big bleed & bloom effects in each of those images where she points out the use of liquid watercolor in her backgrounds. I don't know but maybe this is her secret!
Here are some examples of her bloom & bleed style in these backgrounds using liquid watercolor;
Currently, Lisbeth Zwerger has began exploring brighter colors. I noticed she seems to use less of the fun bloom & bleed style (which I love) in her newer works.