Featured Artist Colleen Nash Becht

Watercolorist Colleen Nash Becht captures vivid tropical seascapes, flora and fauna. View more of her portfolio by visiting her website.

 

"Peaceful Co-Existence” Water Color, 30” x 10”by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Peaceful Co-Existence” Water Color, 30” x 10”

 

As an artist working in transparent watercolor and living in the tropics, there is an abundance of organic sunlight which captures my imagination and stimulates my creativity.

 

"Great Blue Heron" Water Color, 16” x 22”by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Great Blue Heron” Water Color, 16” x 22”

 

I am self-taught and strive to express the inherent qualities of this medium’s spontaneity and unpredictability, loving the challenge and learning to make the most out of an “emergency!”

 

"Garden of Moonlit Mangos" Water Color, 22” x 30”by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Garden of Moonlit Mangos” Water Color, 22” x 30”

 

When creating a watercolor painting, my first and last thoughts are of the light and its mystifying shadows.

 

"Surface to Air" Water Color, 22” x 15” by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Surface to Air” Water Color, 22” x 15”

 

My subjects, which vary from tropical flora and marine/wildlife to wooden dories, create a reminder to be aware of the magnificent ephemeral light we take for granted. I translate the beauty and simplicity of an ordinary moment into something celebrated and sublime.

 

“Wild Orchid" Water Color, 18” x 15” by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Wild Orchid” Water Color, 18” x 15”

 

My palette is a recycled egg carton which is lightweight and small. I never travel without it, and even paint for hours on an airplane! The palette contains no white paint. I use masking fluid to preserve the white of my paper, which creates the vivid sparkle and glow of sunlight upon my subjects.

 

"Maui Mama" Water Color, 28” x 22”by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Maui Mama” Water Color, 28” x 22”

 

I am often referred to as a colorist. I build the transparent pigment of several colors with the use of water as the medium. Colors are built upon with numerous applications, which in turn builds layers of vivid, deep, rich contrasts and tones.

 

"Gator Eye" Water Color, 10” x 12”by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Gator Eye” Water Color, 10” x 12”

 

My watercolor paintings are intricate and detailed, and are often hyper-realistic renditions done at close range.

 

"Navy Blues" Water Color, 28” x 18” by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Navy Blues” Water Color, 28” x 18”

 

I work from photographs I have taken which capture the light at that given moment upon a subject.

 

"Island Time" Water Color, 28” x 15” by artist Colleen Nash Becht. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Island Time” Water Color, 28” x 15”

 

My latest obsession is small wooden boats. I travel from California to the Bahamas to capture the wonderfully different dories and their reflection upon the water.

 

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