makes a 'Splash' Local artist's painting featured in well-known book
by Jonni Hill,
email@example.com September 1, 2006
Local watercolor artist, Reiko
Hervin, has added another honor to her long list of past achievements by having
a sample of her work represented in a well-known watercolor series book, "Splash
9 - Watercolor Secrets." Published by North Light Books (F&W Publications), the
book is the ninth in the "Splash" series, with the first published almost 15
"I like this book series," Hervin said. "The colors are spectacular, top
of the national/international popular artists works are in the book and giving
tips, variety of the subject matter and techniques. From time to time I use
these books for my watercolor classes as a reference." she said, "And this time,
it is even more exciting, 'Splash 9' has my painting in it."
Acceptance to the publication was a long, drawn-out process for the
artist. Starting in November 2004, Hervin submitted some color slides of her
work for consideration and inclusion in the book, to the editor and artist,
Rachel Wolf. It wasn't until late February 2005 that Hervin was informed her
painting "When Time Stands Still-Iris" had been selected as one of the works for
the popular publication.
Now Hervin had her work cut out for her. She had to write about her work
and how she uses her rich color to bring freshness to an often over-painted
subject - the iris. She also had to have a transparency done from her original
work, a piece that had already been sold to Ann Campbell, former owner of the
Genoa Gallery. She had to borrow the work back and then find someone who could
provide the transparency.
"I was getting very frustrated with the situation," Hervin said. "Barry
Jobe, at Lone Tree Gallery, told me to call Michael Nelson at Grafx 8."
Nelson was already working with Hervin by producing the gicleé prints of
her work so he went to work on this project, working closely with Rachel Wolf
directly to make a digital file that could be used for the publication.
"He adjusted the colors best for off-set printing and it was ready to
go," Hervin said. "I couldn't have done all this without him."
After a year-and-a-half process, Hervin received the package a few weeks
ago containing the much anticipated book. As a contributor to the publication,
Hervin can also distribute the book at a very reasonable price. The retail on
the book is $35 but can be purchased through Hervin for $23.50. A sample of the
book and order forms are at East Fork Gallery, 1503 Highway 395, Gardnerville,
in The Record-Courier Center, or the book may be obtained directly through the
artist by e-mailing her at
firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her directly at 465-1163.
The artist will also be participating in the Carson Valley Art Gallery
Association's Second Saturday event Sept. 9-10 at the CVIC Hall where all seven
Carson Valley galleries will represent artwork by artists they represent, as
well as live music. This will all be in conjunction with the Minden Street Arts
and Crafts Fair on Esmeralda Avenue.
North Light Books Presents
-Splash 9 - watercolor
Reiko Hervin When Time Stands Still-Iris is in the‘Splash 9’
Some of the best
contemporary artist’s Secret Tips are revealed. More than 100 paintings are
WHERE TO VIEW THE SAMPLE:
East Fork Gallery Record Courier Cente
1503 Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89444
10 am to 5 pm daily
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11 Norton Lane, Wellington NV 89444
THE PRICE OF THE BOOK:
Limited Time Special Offer:
$23.50 a book (retail: $35.00)
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East Fork Gallery
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