Neural Pathways & Home by Sunset

Neural Pathways - Jenna Decker

  “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 - Jenna Decker

Home by Sunset, 5″x7″ watercolor & ink on paper

The Music Became Honeyed

 5″x7″ watercolor on paper (left)                  18″x24″ watercolor on paper (right)

Digitally-manipulated version (below)

The Music Became Honeyed digital

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.

Do not copy or reproduce any images without permission.

Leave a comment below or contact me here if you wish to purchase this piece.

And Could Fall No Further

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“The floor seemed wonderfully solid. It was comforting to know I had fallen and could fall no further”

Sylvia Plath

A Breathing Space & Linger

A Breathing Space - Jenna Decker
A BREATHING SPACE, 5″x7″ watercolor & ink on paper

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Linger - Jenna Decker
LINGER, 5″x7″ watercolor on paper

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Found Dancing, Push the Sky Away

Found Dancing Push the Sky Away - Jenna Decker

“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)

*This painting is available, contact me if you’re interested in purchasing!

 

A Chronically Ill Book

You're Still Sick Julie Jacobsen Deck small

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].

Find more about it on the author’s website (which I also helped design!) or purchase her book on Amazon, etc!

 

Discordant, Place Undreamt, In Your Brain

Left: “Discordant” watercolor 5x7inches.

Dripping, flowing jewel-toned notes of music. Experimenting with new layering techniques. Loving this bright color palette of olive green, red violet/magenta, and deep golden yellow.

Top Right: “Place Undreamt” watercolor 8×10 inches.

Shapes in constant motion, forming abstract dreamy landscapes and blooming colors.

Bottom Right: “In Your Brain?” watercolor & ink 8×10 inches.

Inspired by turning music into art.

 

Works in Progress

Some details and before/afters of paintings I’m currently working on.

Only in Verse

Only in Verse - Jenna Decker
ONLY IN VERSE, 8″x10″ watercolor on paper

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Shapes inspired by ocean plants. Muted, pastel colors composed in an organic puzzle of shapes joined and fit together.

xJenna