2.15.2013

ADMIRING ANN CRAVEN'S WATERCOLORS



 
I love these serial watercolors by Ann Craven.   The subtle changes from one work to the next of the same subject can produce drastically different results.  Just look at those blue cats.   That first one is terrifying yet the third is freaking adorable.  I'm pretty keen on the subject matter as well.   Cats, birds, and moons?  I'm down with that. 

In contrast to the studied refinement of her oil painting, her watercolors emphasize an intuitive improvisational method yielding charged, haunting images. In each series, Craven’s brushwork records changes in her response to the subject as she moves from work to work. Craven utilizes the medium of watercolor as a laboratory of psychological exploration, producing works that speak through vibrant color and virtuosic execution.  

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