17.11.09

So I've done a lot of painting lately and no updating on my paintings/ ideas. This watercolor below is about 2x2.5 feet in diameter, and it took me about 15 hours to paint. I painted it specifically to enter into an exhibit in New York city (A watercolor show). I have my fingers crossed that I can get in, but I'm doubting it since I'm going up against the best watercolorists in the nation. The only reason I have a glimpse of hope is the fact that they have a student category. Yay for being a student.
I think many people don't like/ appreciate abstracted art. I love it more and more as time goes on.

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8 comments:

kwistin said...

Whitney! I LOVE this!! How did you think to do it like that? Did you layer or just tape it all off or what?! I especially like the balance of organic vs structured shapes. I'm not good at leaving good bleed stains...I always end up painting over them :(

I also like the overall gradient effect from cool to warm to cool again, and that your warm colors are more pure whereas your cools are more dirty.

Mmmm. I hope you get into the show! I'd love to see this in person. Photography? Over Thanksgiving sometime? Eh?

Taylors said...

very nice! I've been missing all the posts you usually do! But I can understand why. And I can definitely see why it took 15 hours, although it would have taken me like 48. Keep us posted on if you get accepted/win!

Mauri said...

LOVE IT!! You are so talented! I hope you get in! Good luck!!

Kimberly Ngarupe said...

this is amazing.

Em & Gar said...

i LOVE it! I'm sure you'll get in, cuz your awesome. and no one can turn down awesomeness!

{Marie Long} said...

I love it!

Caroline Ivory said...

I love it!!!!!!!!!! seriously you are so talented! I really want you to post all your stuff! you should have a whitney art blog!!! SERIOUSLY!

Ardently said...

so i just stopped by the hfac last week and went into gallery 303 and saw the show. i told mike this one was my favorite ever. honestly i love love love it.