Friday, February 22, 2013

Lisbeth Zwerger

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.


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