Found and washed

My name is Nicole Morse, and I am an art student at the University of West Florida. I have been painting with watercolors and exploring different techniques for the last three years. Watercolor combined with a found object (an object not normally used in art) is not seen very often. For this project, I am creating four pieces of artwork (between one and half to three feet) which focus on the interaction of smaller found objects and watercolors. The item itself will help me determine the tone of the piece, how it should be attached to the Yupo watercolor paper, and when it should be attached (before, during, or after painting). The three dimensionality of found objects combined with the flat watercolors should make Ares of the painting contrasting and help emphasize layers of meaning. A project of this kind is part responsive and seeing the way the watercolor and objects are cohesive or contrasting is going to dictate the final composition and feel of the project.
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Abstract/Description: My name is Nicole Morse, and I am an art student at the University of West Florida. I have been painting with watercolors and exploring different techniques for the last three years. Watercolor combined with a found object (an object not normally used in art) is not seen very often. For this project, I am creating four pieces of artwork (between one and half to three feet) which focus on the interaction of smaller found objects and watercolors. The item itself will help me determine the tone of the piece, how it should be attached to the Yupo watercolor paper, and when it should be attached (before, during, or after painting). The three dimensionality of found objects combined with the flat watercolors should make Ares of the painting contrasting and help emphasize layers of meaning. A project of this kind is part responsive and seeing the way the watercolor and objects are cohesive or contrasting is going to dictate the final composition and feel of the project.
Subject(s): Watercolor
Undergraduate Research
Found objects
Date Issued: 2021