Reaching Upwards by Jacki Stokes

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A pure abstract watercolour painting on Yupo paper. Lots of water used here, to help the paint flow and mingle to create these wonderful, vibrant, organic forms which seem to be reaching up towards the light.
Winsor & Newton artists quality watercolour paints on Yupo paper.
Copyright jacki Stokes 2013


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Nature is my passion and inspiration for my art. I started out by photographing it, but now I love to paint it as well.
I have been painting with watercolour for many years now, and I am still amazed and continually excited by this most magical of mediums. I’m still on my journey of discovery; a journey which I hope will never end. Every time I pick up my paintbrush I wonder where the paint will lead me.
Another magical medium, which I am enthralled by, is encaustics.

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  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesover 1 year ago

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  • Jacki Stokes
    Jacki Stokesover 1 year ago

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    It’s a beautiful abstract Jacki…I thought of Irises and Clematis, and Wistaria, when I first clicked on the thumbnail…

  • Thank you so much Janis – I’m really pleased that you like it. It was great fun to do!

    – Jacki Stokes

    JUSTARTover 1 year ago

    beautiful work

  • Thank you Sylvia for your lovely feedback – always much appreciated.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • jyoti kumar
    jyoti kumarover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous,Jackie…abstract yet very floral…is it done on Yupo?

  • Thank you Jyoti for the lovely feedback – much appreciated. Yes it is done on Yupo paper – such fun – very watery and flowing – it’s addictive!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous abstract work Jacki. Love the colors.

  • Thank you Bunny for your glowing feedback – I’m so pleased that you like it. It was great fun to do, and I love the way that the colours zing together too.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • LindaR
    LindaRover 1 year ago

    beautiful work Jacki ~ this holds the “feeling of flowers” immediately, joyful and endless… went there for me at the thumbnail ~ and to my favs too :) xx

  • Thanks Lynda for your lovely feedback – I’m so pleased that you like it. I didn’t have flowers in mind when I painted it, but seeing as many of you are seeing them, it just goes to show that flowers are never far from my thoughts!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 1 year ago

    A wonderful abstract Jacki. x

  • Thank you Jane for stopping by and leaving this great feedback. I’m so pleased that you like it!

    – Jacki Stokes

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyover 1 year ago

    Lovely image and paint flow. Janis expressed the floral feel just as I saw it.

  • Thank you so much Susan for your lovely feedback – it’s much appreciated.

    – Jacki Stokes

  • © Angela L Walker
    © Angela L Walkerover 1 year ago

    Oh Jacki, this is marvelous! Isn’t Yupo awesome as a substrate? I’ve learned so much about it this past year… it’s also a great surface for wet-in-wet acrylic glazing techniques and alcohol inks… the organic creations are so vibrant and inviting, aren’t they? Hugs along with this appreciation of your work! :-)

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