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100 Paintings of Water

By September 16, 2016Uncategorized

Painting above by Fredericka Foster. More by Foster at the end of this post. 

What makes painted water look like water? Is it the tone of blue, or by the reflective color of the sky? Is it optic magic from glazes and transparent pigments? Or is it indicated by perfect color mixes, sequences of color matches? What about dashed brushstrokes horizontal across the flat, or diagonally splashed motion? What if instead of painting an illusion you recorded the patterns made by fluids, time and gravity, layered in waterfall abstracts. Or integrated symbolic cues: a fish, a net, a boat. What makes paint turn into water?

This is by no means a complete collection of styles. This is just 100 … er … 133 paintings of water. Please post whatever paintings I have missed.

“Water is always a verb, its interaction with light and topography is constantly changing.” – Fredericka Foster

Paintings by Fredericka Foster:


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