Stop and Shop the Roses
For about a year, these watercolor paintings have been a side project to my oil paintings. They started as something I could drift in and out of at home when I couldn't make it to the studio. I experimented with design, materials, and my imagination.
I call them “carvings” because that’s how the process feels to me. I cover a sheet of paper with washes of watercolor, then I use thick acrylic paint and a stiff chisel brush to carve out a design based on how I see designs take shape in the underpainting. I love discovering the little areas of paint that reveal themselves as flowers. The result is always a surprise, but they all have the same elements of contrast in common: The crisp lines of a silhouette with the organic runs and drips of watercolor.
I've also included about a dozen of my traditional oil and acrylic floral paintings to the sale. Enjoy the show!
Frames: All of the carve paintings are mounted on mat board and framed behind plexiglass in a faux-maple frame. It is easy to remove the art from the frame if you want to reframe it.
Shipping: Yes, I ship! However--I'm about to head out of town for spring break with my family, so I will begin shipping when I return next Friday. You'll see shipping charges in checkout.
Questions? Holler at me, 773-750-4239.