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Rustic and Weathered Watercolor Paintings

Catron, Bonnie L. Rustic and Weathered Watercolor Paintings. 2015. Radford University,

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Abstract My subject focuses on the theme of rustic and weathered compositions. In my paintings I attempt to capture the true essence of old tattered objects by recreating roughness, softness, and uneven surfaces in fine detail. My paintings are characterized by rusty, rough, and worn realistic detail. My inspiration was derived from the imperfection of textures of old objects (weathered by time and the elements). The more texture and detail the object has, the better. These objects consist of man-made and natural things. The content in my paintings consists of the chaos of uneven surface areas of rust and corroded subject matter. I want the composition to relay a visually exhausted, precarious texture to reflect the sense of being weathered by time. Watercolor painting is a type of art that is unique in itself due to fluidity and happy accidents that can occur. The colors flow together in a harmonious aspect staining the paper while creating the most interesting effects. The tools that can be used in watercolor painting are unlimited. It should not be surprising that I want to be different from other artists by having my own original style and methods. Most modern day artists have loose styles in creating art without much fine detail. Meticulous detail and texture are the most important parts of my creative process. My paintings question the imperfection of the disintegration caused by time and elements of the world around us. I portray the emotion of disintegration and the corrosion of man-made objects.

Item Type: Thesis
Subjects: N Fine Arts > ND Painting
Divisions: Radford University > College of Visual and Performing Arts > Department of Art
Date Deposited: 06 May 2016 17:15
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2023 12:54

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