Tender

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TENDER, 5″x7″ cotton fiber & watercolor on paper

 

Details and view of stitching from the back

New embroidered watercolor painting. Subtle white thread on flowing blended blues.

Stitched pathways, tender trailing touches, cold air.

Meandering through quiet beauty, snow under starlight.

You can follow me, but I don’t know where I’m going.

Depth of Mountains

DEPTH OF MOUNTAINS

5″x7″ watercolor on paper 2019

Following shadows. Don’t look back, look inside. Old paths leading you astray. Was it just a dream? Mountain and music inspired.

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