Hazel Stone Virtual Exhibition: From Hazel’s Head, Heart and Hand
My friends, you know that communicating these days is so necessary to maintain our sense of balance, belonging, bonding and benefits. It is my great pleasure to present these works to you. May they speak to you and bring you blessings, peace and joy. I would be honored if you purchase one or two for your personal art collection or as a gift for a loved one.
Many years ago, I heard that Watercolor was the most difficult art medium to conquer. That was the challenge that grabbed me then and I still love it today! It is a very exciting medium that can yield any results that the artist desires. The magic comes when the head, heart and hand are all at work while the brush and pigment add their creativity to the finished painting.
I am sharing thirty-five of my favorite paintings that are new to you, the Herberger Theater audience. Each painting came from a story in my head but I leave it to you, the viewer, to connect the works with your own stories. There are categories of Floral paintings, Collaged works, Experimental Abstraction pieces and my Southwestern series.
To explain, Collage is a process of combining torn or cut watercolor painted papers and using Acrylic Matte Medium to adhere them to a work in progress adding content, texture and contrast to create an exciting, new image. My innovative Experimental Abstraction pieces are unusual and energetic. With no preconceived image in mind, I design each painting intuitively until it pleases me and excites my eye until the last brush stroke is made. Strong geometric forms, connecting lines or pathways and full-spectrum pigments are often used in these unique paintings.
Watermedia includes watercolors, acrylics, gouache and inks on acid-free Watercolor paper or YUPO, a smooth, synthetic surface that I enjoy. There’s a myth that watercolor works are temporary, but they can last hundreds of years because of the quality of today’s materials and archival paper.
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