I Live in a place where Sky, Water and Land meet and how light is ever-changing and moving. My intention is to share the beauty of nature. Giving to the observer a way to engage, take pause and enjoy peaceful, moments. Capturing nature and the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.
The technique of Water Color Collage, was given to me by my mentor, Eleanor Prosser. Whom I worked with for 5 Years, until she passed at 92. Painting on canvas or wood panels, I start with a composition in acrylics. I then paint rice papers with water color, letting the papers dry. The next step in the layering process is tearing the painted rice papers into shapes. I continue layering the basic shapes, defining and adding color and creating intense color, depth and texture. The painting is in a constant state of change, which lets my ideas evolve with the painting.
View Artwork by B.J. Dollahite in Person
Come see these pieces first hand. We are just a short walk from the ferry and an excellent destination for your visit to San Juan Island.