Description The original has been sold. Prints may be purchased on this site. I had a friend of mine in my head when I painted this. This painting was originally published in Calyx, A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, Vol. 24, no.1, Summer, 2007. Sofia was featured in the Water Media Group. The medium is watercolor, I use Arches cold pressed 100% cotton paper, and the dimensions of the original painting are 14 inches x 20 inches.
Joyce Ann Burton-Sousa, Asheville NC Member Since May 2010 Artist Statement My fondness for watercolor comes from its fluidity and ability to surprise–even the artist. Complete control with watercolor is very difficult. For me, complete control would still the art and stop the fun. I put down water, watch the paint flow and take pleasure in the process.
I enjoy expressing myself through watercolor, because I have no fears about what the paint might do on the paper–where it might go, boundaries it might cross, as well as borders that may form and intrude.
My paintings are to be enjoyed and celebrated for the pleasure involved in their creation in the hope that pleasure can be passed on to others.
My work has been shown in galleries, appeared in magazines, and is in the homes of art collectors around the world.