Sara Carter Painter
Sara Carter

Watercolors: Surface Series

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In this ongoing series begun in 2015, Carter utilizes watercolor, gouache, flashe, and acrylic paint to apply, practice, and experience principles of order and beauty inherent in her oeuvre. The works on paper are sketches of sorts resulting from her characteristic gestural mark making and use of color and contrast. The immediacy of each medium stimulates a new way of interfacing with composition and what constitutes a "finished piece." The inspiration to mix water-based media comes from the desire to see each medium's particular aesthetic qualities in collaboration, for instance, watercolor's transparency budding up against gouache's velvety richness.