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Embroidered Watercolors Now Available

The new embroidered paintings are now available in my Etsy Shop. Check them out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MusicalColorStudio?section_id=14226717&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

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New Mixed-Media (Part 3)

Jenna Decker

Title: Never-Played Symphony
Medium: watercolor and stitched fibers (cotton thread) on paper
Paper size: 8×10 inches

 

Another new mixed-media painting! I first paint with watercolors, then hand stitch the paper in a very time-intensive process. The result is an abstract watercolor of flowing and blended colors surrounded by geometric embroidery in 3 colors (tan, purple/mauve, and teal). The beauty lies in the contrast between the organic, fluid layers of watercolor versus the linear patterns of the stitches.

Be sure to check out my Gallery Section to see more of my work!

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New Original Painting

Title: Not Literally, but Metaphorically
Medium: Watercolor and ink on paper
Paper size: 8×10 inches

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New Mixed-Media Work (Part 2)

Title(s): Color Scheme No. 1 and No. 2
Medium: watercolor and stitched fibers (cotton thread) on paper
Paper size: 5×7 inches

More embroidered paintings! These two mixed-media pieces are small “color stories”. Sometimes before I start a painting, I make a small “color scheme” sketch to get a feel for which colors I want to paint with. I personally love looking at these little color sketches (almost as much as the actual finished painting they inspire). I thought I should come up with a way to “elevate” these sketches, so that they were final products in their own right- and this is what I came up with! The graphic black stitches connect each color to form a unique composition.

 

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Art by Color “Warm”

Art in shades of red, orange, and yellow. Check captions for artist information!

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Art by Color “Cool”

Art in shades of blue, green, and violet. [Check captions for artist information]

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The Artist

Quotes- Eckhart Tolle, Robert Hughes,Romare Bearden

“All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness” -Eckhart Tolle

“The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize” -Robert Hughes

“The artist has to be something life a whale swimming with his mouth open, absorbing everything until he has what he really needs” -Romare Bearden

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