Description A Spanish mission building at Mission Tejas State Park, TX stands on a carpet of needles, cones, and leaves. Incredibly tall pineywoods create large pockets of shade during a sunny spring. The dogwood trees are a symbol of spring, whose fragrant flowers bloom around Easter. White dogwood blossoms cover the top of the painting leading the viewer to the mission building as if they are looking through dogwood flowers. Along with the cross on top of the roof, flowers shaped like a cross remind us of the legend of the dogwood.
Hailey E. Herrera Watermedia Member Since January 2012 Artist Statement I am a watermedia artist who works in watercolor, watercolor batik, ink, and acrylic. I love the watercolor medium for the layering, colors, and transparency which appeal to my sense of spontaneity. My watercolors are vibrant, bright, and rich with wonderful depth and tonal ranges.
For my watercolor batik paintings, I use a variety of Oriental papers: Korean Hanji, Japanese wash, and Thai Unryu, etc. I incorporate optical color mixing in my paintings so images are perceived as intended from a distance but results look colorful and playful upon closer examination. Vibrant colors laid over a soft wet-in-wet wash gives a taste of watercolor, while the colors and shapes created by many alternated layers of watercolor wash and wax give a look of impressionism with a wonderful depth. My subject matter is drawn mainly from nature and landscape, but I pursue a variety of other subjects as well.
I have earned signature memberships in the top watercolor organizations in Texas. I am one of a selected group of 31 Texas artists for the Art of Texas Park project and received official acknowledgement as “Centennial Painters” by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
With abounding color and vibrant beauty, my art has found a home in many private and public collections. I am not content with one style but want to evolve continually. I love to enrich my creativity and artistic vision through continued experimentation. I hope my creations bring you joy and an increased appreciation for the medium and the subjects of my paintings as much as they do for me.
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