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Photograph of Artist DIANE KASTENSMITH BRADBURY
DIANE KASTENSMITH BRADBURY
Braintree, Massachusetts02184 - United States


, Seasons 15, Abstract Landscape, $262
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, Dancing Trees, Abstract Landscape, $336
, Red Tree, Abstract Landscape, $336
, Trees 178, Abstract Landscape, $998
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, Equinox Pond, Abstract Landscape, $788
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Artist Statement

I love the spontaneity and freshness of watercolor - especially the “accidental” movement of color that results from painting wet into wet. I usually start with a wet into wet technique, and work through all the stages of the paper, until I am painting wet into dry. I often soak the painting in the bathtub overnight to soften the edges and lighten the colors, going back in the next day to sharpen details and brighten or darken colors where needed. I repeat this process until I can see that the painting is finished. I believe the record for the number of times this was done was a painting I sold in 1985, called “Blue Tree”. It had been soaked twenty–two times before I was satisfied with the result. Of course, high quality paint and paper are essential to this process. “Seasons <12” is an example of soaking and redefining. If I am not sure that a painting is finished, I will put it up on the wall at the end of my bed, upside down. It will be the last thing I see before I fall asleep, and the first thing I see in the morning; that usually allows me to make a determination. If I want to preserve the freshness of a particular subject, I will stretch the paper, taping it to the watercolor board, painting wet in to wet, and then wet into dry until the painting is finished. This keeps the lines crisper, and the paper and ...   Read More

Original Artworks (14)

Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{Seasons_15-1326167259.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2011
12 x 14 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Mixed Media, size_width{Dancing_Trees-1230683455.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Mixed Media, 2008
8 x 7 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2008
8 x 7 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2008
12 x 9 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{Trees_178-1205360574.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Acrylic Painting, 2006
14 x 18 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{Equinox_Pond-1205345707.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2007
15 x 11 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{Blue_Trees_11-1205310152.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Acrylic Painting, 1973
20 x 30 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
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Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2000
24 x 19 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Mixed Media, size_width{Spring_Trees_27-1205307133.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Mixed Media, 2000
24 x 19 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2007
30 x 22 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Painting Acrylic, size_width{Enchanted_Forest-1205304616.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Acrylic Painting, 2007
8 x 10 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{Seasons_12-1205303480.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 2000
24 x 19 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{Seasons_1-1205302418.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 1973
24 x 18 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Not For Sale
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury, , , Original Watercolor, size_width{Spring_Trees_1-1205300989.jpg} X
Diane Kastensmith Bradbury
Original Watercolor, 1997
24 x 19 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States