Kevin, the 28-year-old art student at the University of Colorado, was inspired by a photo he saw of a watermarking on a painting of a giant spider.
He thought that would be a great way to add a little bit of art to a watercolors canvas.
The result is a painting titled “Watercolor” that has a text that’s inspired by the title of the painting, “The Giant Spider,” on the canvas.
When the piece is finished, the text will be changed to “This Oil Painting is the Perfect Contour for a Watercolor.”
When I took the painting to paint a watercolour, I wanted to make it as unique as possible, Kevin said.
The text was inspired from a photo of a spider and a waterline, and I thought, “Why not use a water mark?”
That’s how I got into watercoloring, he said.
This is a really cool idea, and it’s really inspired me.
He added that it’s not a new technique.
The first time he tried using a water line, he had to get the paint off the canvas, so he found a waterbrush, an electric brush, a water-paint tool and water.
I had no idea how to use those tools, he added.
The painting was created using a brush, ink, water and a light.
The piece is a two-inch watercolor.
Kevin’s work, titled “The Goliath,” has received acclaim and was featured in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s Watercolor in the Age of the Great Goliath exhibition.
It’s a collaboration between the Colorado Art Institute, the University and the University at Buffalo.
Keven has worked on many projects in the past, including his own watercolor project “Honeymoon,” which won the 2010 James D. Rockefeller Jr. Watercolor Painting Competition, and an oil painting called “The Waterman.”
You can find more of Kevin on his website.
This article originally appeared on The Verge.