Odalisque - watercolor - 10" x 8"

Dave Martsolf

Windham, United States

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Artist's Description

This image is a watercoloring of a pen and ink drawing. The drawing was transferred to watercolor paper by laser printer, then colored-in with watercolors.

The pen drawing is one of those exercises where the artist seeks to plumb the unconscious depths of his psyche and let whatever is percolating down there flow out in whatever manner it wishes.

The first line is drawn in a single flourish, which is then observed for several moments until 3-dimensional visions begin to appear.

The shading is then begun, using the same vibrating line squeezed through a variable nozzle. The resultant image may end up totally abstract, or might remind the viewer of recognizable objects. Final coloring can be used to match those objects. The Odalisque objects are in your imagination.

The title Odalisque refers to a slave in a harem. My naming is relevant only in terms of being a slave to love. The undercurrent I feel with this piece is the expression of the joy and excitement of sharing love, consumming love, and being consummed by love.

Watercolor painted on 90 lb cold press acid-free watercolor paper.

The original is 8″ × 10″. It is for sale for $298 US plus shipping. Contact Dave Martsolf through Bubblemail or at davidmartsolf@comcast.net for details.

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