Featured Artist Nicki Isaacson

Artist Nicki Isaacson loves the transparency and vibrancy of watercolors, and uses them to create ethereal, light filled and vibrantly colored floral portraits. Visit her website to see more of her paintings.

 

“Lavender Blues” Watercolor, 15” x 10”by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Lavender Blues” Watercolor, 15” x 10”

 

I have always loved the look of watercolor and its versatility.

 

“Honeysuckle Bliss” Watercolor, 14” x 10” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Honeysuckle Bliss” Watercolor, 14” x 10”

 

The transparency, glow, and vibrancy of color is so amazing to me. I used to be a nurse so I feel like I’ve gone from being a “pill pusher” to being a “pigment pusher”! Color and the interaction of pigments is such a thrill.

 

“If I Were a Bumble Bee” Watercolor, 11” x 15”by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“If I Were a Bumble Bee” Watercolor, 11” x 15”

 

Watercolor is the best medium for expecting the unexpected, or a happy accident.

 

“Flower of the Holy Night” Watercolor, 14” x 10” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flower of the Holy Night” Watercolor, 14” x 10”

 

It didn’t take long to realize I would never master this medium, but that is what makes it so addicting! Sometimes I have to put on my No- Fear shirt and just go for it so I can see what watercolor and I can do together.

 

“Cascading Clematis” Watercolor, 10” x 16” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cascading Clematis” Watercolor, 10” x 16”

 

I hope my paintings convey the passion I have for color, and hopefully people will be enticed to pause and savor the dynamic results of this beautiful medium.

 

“Chubby Cherries” Watercolor, 17” x 10” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Chubby Cherries” Watercolor, 17” x 10”

 

I like to paint from photos that I have taken of flowers, fruits, vegetables, and my grandchildren. I like detail work and flowers/fruit/vegetables feel like the best fit for my style.

 

“Not a Pair” Watercolor, 23” x 26” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Not a Pair” Watercolor, 23” x 26”

 

I’m currently working on a pink Rhododendron bloom, a popular flower in Western Washington where I was raised. I also just started working on painting another grandchild.

 

“Kaleb’s Moment of Reflection” Watercolor, 16” x 11” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kaleb’s Moment of Reflection” Watercolor, 16” x 11”

 

My painting process is careful and slow with lots of layers of glazing with my size 14 round that has a good point and belly, and then softening of edges with my half-inch flat brush. Those are my two workhorses. I use larger brushes for background work so I can cover more paper with speed.

 

“Going Green” Watercolor, 17” x 11” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Going Green” Watercolor, 17” x 11”

 

The minute you put paint down, it is already starting to dry, and that is the challenge for obtaining a seamless wash.

 

“Feathered Friends” Watercolor, 10” x 13” by artist Nicki Isaacson. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Feathered Friends” Watercolor, 10” x 13”

 

I am very grateful for the two awards I’ve received where I live, one in 2015 and another in 2016.  I’d love to be seen nationwide. Seeing my work published in an art magazine and/or Splash would be awesome!

 

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