This photo-transfer watercolor image was an evolution.
Wilderness is the first piece in a direction I've been following since my time at the artist residency in Paonia, Colorado. In this piece come together both my photo transfer technique, as well as my abstract watercolor. Previously using acrylic paints for this type of work, the watercolors allow for a more layered translucent effect that draws the viewer in to the painting.
"Wilderness" 18x14 Abstract Watercolor & Photo Transfer : original is $270 shipped anywhere in the US.
Giclee reproductions available on 100% cotton fine art paper. 8x10 is $50 shipped anywhere in the US. Giclee available in additional sizes. Contact for details.
Fellow Artist Jutta Rineberg was with me while I finished stages 3 and 4 of this piece, removing the final pieces of photo paper when suddenly big pieces began pulling up that were intended to remain. She suggested the abstract foliage, and the reflection technique I ended using. In the end, because of the trouble I had the piece came out better than I envisioned. I feel like this is also a larger metaphor I've learned to be true in life, as well.
The photograph used was taken of the Aspen trees in Bridgeport, California.