Pre-Birds

14 Sep

I’m so excited to be unveiling my latest body of work to you today! Pre-Birds is an on-going series of watercolor paintings that I’ve been creating; they are inspired by the gorgeous colors, textures and patterns of bird egg’s from around the world. Eight pieces have just been listed in my etsy shop (available for only $25 each), and more of these beauties are currently in process in the studio. Want to see other photos of these paintings and learn more about each egg? Just click on the one that you’re curious about!As I mentioned in my post earlier this week (which chronicled detail shots of 4 of the pieces above), I am an artist who is fueled by my fascination with line, texture, media exploration, and of course nature, so this series naturally developed from these personal interests. I have wanted to further incorporate watercolor painting into my practice for quite sometime, because I’ve used it mostly in mixed media pieces (especially my altered book work) but never much on its own. Exploring the wet on wet & dry on wet techniques, as well as playing with the layering capabilities of this medium has been an incredible, exciting and adventurous journey. I am hopeful that the varying marks, line weights, textures, and colors capture not only the luscious sensibilities of these beautiful bird eggs but also the delicate nuances of the medium itself. What do you think of my watercolor Pre-Birds?

4 Responses to “Pre-Birds”

  1. drawandshoot 14/09/2012 at 15:45 #

    These are very beautiful! I Love these pieces, Jess.

  2. Deirdre McCormick 14/09/2012 at 19:37 #

    Jessica, these are absolutely STUNNING! I can almost feel the texture of them. Such realistic detail, right down to the “light source” shining on the egg. Fantastic job, as always. You continue to amaze!
    xoxo Deirdre

  3. eden 14/09/2012 at 23:03 #

    Wow, these are beautiful! Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums, so free, yet unpredictable. I will definitely be looking out for further developments in your watercolor exploration.

  4. kimi 17/09/2012 at 11:33 #

    Absolutely divine! My favorite is the first one. He speaks to me somehow… ^_^ cheep cheep! And I love the way you’ve photographed them. Your blog and work is so so beautiful, Jess!

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