This piece is about the evolution of my artistic process. I mostly paint representational work and have to spend a lot of time thinking and planning before I even begin, because you can’t correct a lot in watercolor. I was encouraged by my friend Sheila to try abstract painting to express my feelings instead of being so controlled all the time. With abstract painting, I don’t preplan anything, just choose the colors and let the process play out. I flick, splash, drop, brush watercolor inks and let them swirl, flow and mix, although I do try to pay attention to a balanced composition. After the paint dries, I define shapes and sometimes create new ones with black ink. It pulls everything together and the case of this piece, an evolutionary sea began to emerge, teeming with life and possibility. You don’t know what these creatures will evolve into, and it’s exciting to imagine what will emerge.
This piece would go well in almost any modern setting, and its liveliness would give anyone who sees it a great sense of energy.
Illustration by Sandra Hsu
Limited to 25 prints
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Size: 20 inch (h) x 16 inch (w)
• Paper weight: 5.57 oz/y² (189 g/m²)
• Giclée printing quality
• Binder clips not included
Available until July 31, 2021 or sold out before the date.