Eldoradosnowintheandesframed
Semi abstract abstract, layered

          El Dorado: Snow in the Andes

BEST IN SHOW

Media:  Mixed Water media, alcohol inks, cold wax sealer, papers on on board

Size: 24 ” x 30″. Mixed water media, alcohol inks, on canvas with handcrafted frame

Price:  $ 475.00

This drawing was done while traveling in Palo Duro Canyon and painted on paper heavily textured with sand and media.  The sun filters through the fog in the morning hours.  I used sgraffito, scratching to reveal color and shapes in the layers below, resulting in unpredictable yet exciting results with strange color juxtapositions and rich textures.  The ancient nature of these canyons is revealed.   Such is the power of art.  Painting speaks louder and more powerfully than words.

Eldoradosnowintheandesframed

El Dorado: Snow in the Andes

Media:  mixed water media, alcohol inks, cold wax (sealer) on canvas,

Size:  24” x 30” (with hand crafted frame, approximately one inch)

Price:  $475.00

The drawing started in the Big Bend of Texas one cold day and continued in the Andes in Ecuador.  The ever present fog filtered strange and brilliant moon lights.  The mysterious presence reminded me of the never found El Dorado and treasure of Atahualpa, tragic Inca emperor.   As in a palimpsest (a manuscript overwritten), surfaces were sanded, scraped and painted again, with traces of older shapes and textures showing.  This process accumulates overlapping layers of partially erased shapes.  My art is an adventure in an illusory world free of constraint and external rules.

eternity

Creation

Media:  Collage with Mixed Water media, alcohol inks, cold wax sealer, papers on canvas

Size: 8”x8”

Price:  $ 175.00

This collage came together when texturing a canvas.  Shapes emerged floating around a center circle and cruciform shape.  The idea of in the beginning was the word and the word was . . .  comes to mind I speculate what word means in the context. Can word be presented visually?  In order to portray the mysteries of the creation more than 50 layers were painted, sanded back; more shapes were discovered. With multiple layers the final piece has the look of faux encaustic.  Painting speaks louder and more powerfully than words.

Margaret Watts

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  1. I was over joyed to find that my painting had won Best in Show. Upon from returning from an exciting trip in the West, El Dorado . . . chronicles another journey. This painting started as a drawing in the Big Bend of Texas one cold day and continued in an even colder day the Andes in Ecuador. The ever present fog filtered strange and brilliant moon lights. The mysterious presence reminded me of the never found El Dorado and lost treasure of Atahualpa, tragic Inca emperor. As in a palimpsest (a manuscript overwritten), surfaces were sanded, scraped and painted again, with traces of older shapes and textures showing. This process accumulates overlapping layers of partially erased shapes. My art is an adventure in an illusory world free of constraint and external rules.

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