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« on: February 17, 2012 08:53:28 PM »

I've been doing a little experimenting with watercolor, outside of my usual style. Normally I use liquid latex relief and create vivid, rainbow-colored confections with nature-derived subjects, but after some potentially career-ending surgery, a physically and emotionally difficult semester, and a period of self-doubt and lack of confidence in my skills (all of which I've fully recovered from!), I decided to explore some darker imagery.

This piece is called "Chrysalis," and is 14"x17" watercolor on paper. I intended it to be something of an emergence- maybe like finding oneself in a cloud of doubt or darkness, and coming out better and stronger on the other side, as the cloud dissipates into the past. I guess you could call it a self-portrait, LOL. Smiley I didn't use any of the latex in this, and even though I've messed with the photo, it still doesn't show the real vividness of the colors (time for a real camera, methinks).



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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012 09:01:56 PM »

This is hauntingly beautiful. Very well done.
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012 09:39:22 PM »

Amazing  Shocked
Makes me want to pick up a paintbrush................
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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012 10:33:10 AM »

So beautiful!  I love all of your artwork.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012 05:03:19 PM »

Thank you! I really surprised myself when I did these pieces; I've never been what I would call good at facial features, but I'll admit I was kind of giddy at the end result, LOL! Smiley
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Exquisite. Simply exquisite.
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