Abstract Works
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During my later years of painting with watercolor, I began to want more substance in the paint and less transparency, so that the contrast of the two made the tranparency more special. I also wanted to spend more time with the process and to be able to 'work' the paint a little longer, so I began to mix gouache with the water color. The opaque quality of the paint produced softer and more muted colors which I greatly enjoyed. Painting in a non objective manner developes a keen sense of strong design and composition, and I feel that the experience of those years of working with abstracts allows me today to enjoy an intuitive way of working with landscape design.

To see more of Janet Powers' landscapes and other original fine art, visit our gallery web site: the Gallery on Newcastle

See the News page for information on Janet Powers' plein air workshops and her coffee table book of coastal Georgia marsh landscape paintings.