Fine Art Watercolor Prints Inspired by Nature & Spirit

Denver, Colorado

Announcement    Welcome to my new Etsy Shop! I hope you enjoy my high quality fine art Watercolor Prints printed from my original watercolors.


Last updated on Nov 26, 2017

Welcome to my new Etsy Shop! I hope you enjoy my high quality fine art Watercolor Prints printed from my original watercolors.


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Darcie Kurtak

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Fine Art Watercolor Prints Inspired by Nature and Spirit

Welcome to my new Etsy shop! I just opened my shop in November 2017 and am excited to offer you my fine art watercolor prints made from my original watercolors. The inspiration for my art comes nature and my spiritual studies.

I live in the Rocky Mountains -- in the foothills of Denver, Colorado, with a creek in my backyard and an awesome hiking trail walkable from my house/studio. I'm just a few miles up the canyon from Red Rocks Amphitheater. If you've never been there, put it on your bucket list! It's a great place to see a concert, do some yoga while watching the sun rise or just stand at the top and enjoy the beautiful views!

Except for specific subject matters, I often don't know what my paintings will turn out to be when I start painting. I love very vibrant colors and choose a few main colors for a painting which will blend together nicely. My favorite materials are Fabriano Artistico and Arches 140 lb. Cold Press Paper, Winsor Newton, Daniel Smith and Dr. Ph Martin Watercolors. The brightest colors in my abstract landscape paintings are usually Ph Martins.

I love to gather materials from nature on my hikes & walks -- grasses, seeds, small leaves and wildflowers and use them as texture in my paintings. The best example of this process are my paintings "Cattails" and "Tropical Waterfall." I pour watercolor on paper, and place items from nature directly on the paper, either before or after pouring the watercolor. Then I place saran wrap or parchment paper over it all, place books on top and wait for it to dry, overnight or sometimes even longer. I will often do 2 or 3 at a time in similar colors, especially if I have excess paint that I don't want to waste. Then I pull off the layers and see what has transpired in the drying process. I will place the new art piece up against the wall and use my intuition and inspiration to see what emerges. This might take a day or two, or even a month or longer! When I remember to, I take pictures of the paintings before I start editing them. I love using my intuition in my art, letting the textures and mixtures of colors on the paper determine what the final result will be. It's all in there just waiting to emerge into something colorful and beautiful. It's a very exciting way to paint!! And I'm also very excited to share my art with you.

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    I was a full time legal assistant for 25+ years, recently transitioning to part-time to pursue other interests, including art, photography, hiking, skiing, travel and spiritual studies. My art is inspired by nature and spirit.

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