Welcome to U of M Duluth graduate Rheanna Nelson!
We also are thrilled to bring some raw talent to the gallery in the form of recent University of Minnesota Duluth graduate, Rheanna Nelson! Fresh from the graduate show, these oversized watercolors take you by surprise. Larger than life florals are skillfully rendered with masterful control of the medium as well as unexpected moments of perfection. As Nelson states:
"The true beauty of the painting lays in how the watercolor reacts to the paper, and how it moves around and dries. This creates unexpected transparencies, gradations, and color minglings which is what makes the painting beautiful. I may plan, have ideas, and intercede where I want the paint to go, but ultimately I can't control everything about it. Letting go of control and trusting that something unexpected can be better is beautiful."
Also complete with a infusion of metallic ink, these paintings are iridescent in certain lights, bringing an ethereal quality to the paintings.
We Cannot Mingle with the Splendours We See, No. 10, watercolor on paper, on panel, 48” x 48”
We Cannot Mingle with the Splendours We See, No. 6, watercolor on paper, on panel, 48” x 48”