Sarah says: In January of 2014 I began working in the medium of watercolors along with my oils. I found this new work challenging and freeing in a whole new exciting way. With oils there is a margin for error and fixing what is not preferred just by moving your brush over it or worst case scenario the handy turpentine to remove what you want to change. This ability to fix and change whatever is on the canvas tends to make me very meticulous of every little line and detail which can sometimes cause me to overwork the subject or abstraction and then I must spend the time working the canvas to find that natural feel and movement it possessed before I read too much into the particular part of the painting.
I decided to embark on watercolor to challenge me to no longer have that margin of error. I needed an unforgiving medium that I could still work in my style of combining abstractions and detailed subjects. Watercolor fit that bill. I enjoy earthly natural subjects such as florals, birds, and sea creatures. My watercolors explore those subjects in a more surreal realism which like my oils tends to blend into an abstraction.