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It’s abstract, it’s modern. It’s intricate, it’s natural. It’s a phantasmagoria of organic color: black, mulberry, violet, rose red, and rusty orange. It’s a fractal cascade of rich color.

This is a watercolor painting on watercolor paper. The paper measures approximately 9 inches by 12 inches and is acid free and lignin free. The painting covers the entire front side of the paper. The paint was applied very liberally. The batik effect of the image was created by applying salt to the wet paint. The salt was then scraped from the painting once it dried. Sometimes all the salt doesn’t come off (it’s nothing to fret about), because it has bonded with the paint and scraping it off would tear the surface of the paper. Also, the salt that bonds chemically to the paint remains on the surface of the painting; it glistens a bit depending on the light.

title: “mulberry mesmerism”
media: watercolor and salt on paper
paper size: 9 inches by 12 inches
paper type: heavyweight, acid free & lignin free
paper weight: 90 lb / 150 gsm
signed: yes (“Sarah Knight” in black ink in the lower right-hand corner)

*Please note that the depiction of digital color varies from monitor to monitor. The color of the jpeg in this listing has been adjusted to match the actual painting.

mulberry mesmerism, an original abstract watercolor painting by Sarah Knight, black violet purple brown color


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: canson watercolor paper, salt, watercolor paint, water
  • Feedback: 187 reviews
  • Ships from Michigan, United States to select countries.