Artist makes a 'Splash'
painting featured in well-known book
by Jonni Hill,
September 1, 2006
Shannon Litz/The R-C Reiko Hervin
at the East Fork Gallery with her panting that appears in
"Splash 9 - Watercolor Secrets."
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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 years ago.
"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
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
"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
or calling her directly
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
North Light Books Presents
-Splash 9 - watercolor secrets
WHAT: 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 featured.
WHERE TO VIEW THE SAMPLE:
East Fork Gallery Record Courier
1503 Hwy 395, Gardnerville, NV 89444
10 am to 5 pm daily
WHERE TO ORDER: Shop locally!
11 Norton Lane, Wellington NV 89444
THE PRICE OF THE BOOK:
Limited Time Special
a book (retail:
WHERE TO PICK UP THE BOOK? East Fork Gallery
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Hervin 11 Norton Lane, Wellington, NV 89444
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