Digitally manipulated paintings (from “Terra” watercolor painting 2015)
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“Neural Pathways” 5×7 inches watercolor on paper.
Inspired by neural pathways/neural plasticity/brain function. Sort of an abstract/colorful representation of neuroscience. (Nothing about this is actually scientific haha, just my own artistic interpretation)
Home by Sunset, 5″x7″ watercolor & ink on paper
5″x7″ watercolor on paper (left) 18″x24″ watercolor on paper (right)
Digitally-manipulated version (below)
Three versions of the same painting, “The Music Became Honeyed”.
Abstracted nature. Petals, leaves, branches, hills and mountains fragmented, re-imagined and arranged into a fluent composition.
I loved this composition so much, I did it in two sizes (both slightly different of course) and then manipulated it digitally to create a new kind of harmony within the painting. The result was a unique, entirely new symmetrical/mirrored/balanced piece.
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“Found Dancing, Push the Sky Away”
Watercolor on paper (5×8 inches on paper)
This is one of my favorite pieces that I’ve made this year! The composition just appeared naturally and effortlessly from a spontaneous under-painting. The flow of shapes and colors just makes me happy to sit and stare at.
(In progress photos– under-painting and peek of color swatch/notes during the painting process)
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I painted/designed the cover for this beautiful book full of empathy, fierce women, and a touch of magic realism…
Have you ever read a fiction book with a chronically ill main character? (Probably not, right?) Any young woman with an invisible illness/disability will see herself in this book, and anyone else will gain some much-needed insight into the lives of women who are “still sick”.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s been asked that question, too- “You’re still sick?” goes hand-in-hand with “but you don’t look sick!” and “get well soon!” after you’ve just said you have a c h r o n i c illness. Yup. Thank you [sarcasm].
Some details and before/afters of paintings I’m currently working on.
Shapes inspired by ocean plants. Muted, pastel colors composed in an organic puzzle of shapes joined and fit together.
“Lush Melodic” Jenna Decker 2018
(watercolor on paper, 8.5 x 12 inches)
Another music-into-art work. Shapes and colors composed to visually represent music. I think there’s an interesting sense of motion in this piece, moving from the detailed layers at the bottom (which could translate to individual notes in a piece of music) to the free-flowing shapes at the top (which represents more of the emotional component and over-all feeling of a certain song).
(under-painting & details)
Title: Layers of Sound
Size: 8.5 x 12 inches
Medium: watercolor on paper
© Jenna Decker 2018
Swirling candy-colored shapes, slightly psychedelic, a groovy painting! Something totally new for me. Inspired by turning music into art. I loved painting this and getting lost in the layers of color, movement, and sound.
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