New series of expressionist watercolor portraits by Arizona Artist, Sharon Sieben

This is a collection of a new portrait series. They are small works (14″ x 11″ or 12″ x 9″) on paper that is then bonded to a wood cradle with the sides painted black. Wach piece is coated with archival varnish for protection s they do not need framing. Ship wired on the back; ready to hang.

You Better Believe It
I’m Listening

Boomerang, Abstract Painting

Beginning with graphite and grey gesso as an underpainting this expressive portrait emerges in an explosion of color. When this piece was done, as usual, I kept it on the easel or a few days. When ever I caught myself gazing at it, I seemed to be drawn into it, then thrust out only to find the process repeating itself, like a boomerang! There is a coat of archival varnish applied to enhance the texture and color. Painting is on gallery wrap canvas with sides painted; arrives ready to hang.”

16 x 20 inch acrylic

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….a medium that I tend to resist. I’m really intimidated by process but am going to give it my best efforts. I am not a realistic painter, however, think for a learning process, and getting a feel for the technique, it’s probably a good idea to go there for now (as much as possible) until I get a better skill set.

If you can recognize the subject, then I am making some progress