She states she fell in love with water, nature and blending of colors early on, growing up on Lake MacBride in Iowa. Water is also her latest inspiration. She enjoys the way a wave hits rocks, the sun shines off the surface, and the refection of the trees. She finds water very magical.
Julie advises her latest works are full of color mixing into one another, layers on top of each other and a desire to mystify the viewer. She states, “I think looking at the way the colors blend, the way water and paint mix, and even what colors lie beneath are intriguing. I like to let the paint and water do the work, mixing, intermingling and laying on top of each other. As nature creates beauty on the surface of water I put this onto canvas, capturing it for eternity.”
As an avid photographer and art lover she has taken classes at The Des Moines Art Center, DMACC and E-courses. In search of the perfect watercolor class she discovered an amazing new media ALCOHOL INK. The flow of the inks is a different challenge for an artist.
Marilyn fell in love with the vivid colors and positive energy of Alcohol Ink and so will you!