Return to Watercolors
It's been a month or so since I grabbed my brushes and just let my watercolors run free. I took a day to really relax and enjoy the possibilities on my canvas. At the moment, I am enamored with the sculptor August Rodin. The flow and ease of his pieces has inspired me to take those silhouettes and capture the same feel on a watercolor piece. This was inspired by "Pygmalion and Galatea" by Rodin found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
I bought black watercolor paper a few months ago, in hopes to grow as an artist. While I have only created a few paintings, I am enjoying the results especially with my metallic watercolors. Here's a space inspired piece I painted. I am thoroughly excited for this journey!
Watercolor painting inspired by Rodin’s “Pygmalion and Galatea” statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC!
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In a effort to push myself out of the style that I am fond of, today’s challenge was flowers in an abstract setting. I was surprised at both the layers of colors and use of mixed paints I used with ease. It turned out even better than I imagined it and only showed me to try outside of my comfort zone. It’s still me with the metallic flair after all. I hope to do more of these in the future.
Watercolor Inspired by “Clytie”
Continuing on my path of paintings inspired by pieces at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC, today’s inspiration is “Clytie” statue by William Henry Rinehart. Putting her greens, greys and silver with her standing in deep thought off right. This piece was a lesson in patience and learning to not overwork the paint.
Letting my mind fly free, I made this abstract watercolor painting over a few days. Adding each element and developing each layer helps break the need for perfection. Of course, what painting isn’t magical with out the touch of metallics!
On March 8th we celebrate International Women’s Day for all the females who made a difference. I pay homage to all those firecrackers with a painting in my Female Silhouette Series that highlights women being the SUN, the light and warmth the world needs. Painted with delicate watercolors, we are reminded she is delicate yet fiery. How do you celebrate those women in your life that made a difference?
Female Silhouette Watercolors
Embracing the female silhouette, I have used the inspiration from various pieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection. These are watercolors highlighted with metallics to add a layer of sensuality to the female form. There will be more to come.
A new year and a new painting series based off a boudoir photoshoot I did with Photographer Lori Berkowitz. My beautifully captured silhouette is used in the abstract watercolor paintings. Stay tuned for more from this Abstract Boudoir series!
Green to Gold Abstract Watercolor
On a quest to create a new piece every week, here's last week's creation! Using watercolors, a picture of myself, I traced and transposed, and of course adding the gold paint for that layer of drama, I think the shades of Green & Gold abstract came out with a glow.
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