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Contemporary Art

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Presenting my latest contemporary art. Discover your new favorite piece of art! Contact me for details. Annesisel@gmail.com

“I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.” ― Frida Kahlo

Artwork

Enjoy the visual journal

Watercolor

Family Unit

Intuitive watercolor 

Acrylic on Yupo Paper

Birch

Palette knife and fingernails were used in this large work

Watercolor and Collage Papers

Blues Houses

Look for speckled papers and textures created by hand and attached

Watercolor 

Farmstead

Creation of a mood during the storm


Minnesota Valley in Spring

Watercolor and wax resist

This is a plein air work using wax votive candle to resist the paint. See the lines on flower stems.


Latest Work

Madam Moon and Garden of Eden
Artist Statement
2021 Artist Statement
Seeing a sunset and painting it on site is not the same as painting in my studio. The emotional connection is so real in an outdoor setting. To hear the waves or frogs on a lake, to feel the crisp Minnesota air, to bask in the sunshine, and to touch the waving grasses, all make my creativity soar. This is why I paint in watercolor and acrylic outdoors.
Mark making is a great start to a painting. When I begin I might use a votive candle to randomly draw into the watercolor paper, I am making lines that resist the paint. In many of my landscapes you can see them in the grasses or stems of flowers. Then, I use a large Hake brush for a watery sky and add grey and yellow to it, a sunrise emerges. When I use a smaller square brush and dip it in the blue green paint, treetops pop up in my landscape painting. My palette knife or my fingernail make marks in wet paint that form grasses in the foreground or birch trees in the background.  And lastly, scrubbing slightly with a damp brush makes with paper look like fog in the distance. 
I enjoy the process of making marks and discovering where that takes me. All of my senses become engaged and make my marks to create a successful painting.

Latest Work

This is an intuitive work, It's called Breakfast Time.

Winter Woods

Watercolor

The white of the paper becomes an important part of this painting. 

2021 Artwork