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Watercolors by Chelsea

Sebastopol, California · 26 Sales

waterCOLORpaper

Watercolors by Chelsea

Sebastopol, California 26 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Welcome to the water+COLOR+paper Etsy shop.
You can also follow my process on Instagram @watercolorpaper
https://instagram.com/watercolorpaper/

You can find me on Facebook at Watercolors by Chelsea Dicksion @chelseawaterCOLORpaper

Feel free to contact me if interested in commissioning an original watercolor.


I sometimes experiment with the use of wine, soils, or plant materials as a natural pigment. Natural pigment watercolors will provide a little bit of detail as to where the materials were found or collected. Each wine watercolor will give detail on the winery or vineyard, the varietal of wine used and the vintage. So far, I have experimented with the such varietals as Syrah, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Malbec, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Lagrein, and Cabernet Franc.

Currently I am showcasing only original and one of a kind watercolors. An original piece sold here will not be reproduced.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 16, 2018

Welcome to the water+COLOR+paper Etsy shop.
You can also follow my process on Instagram @watercolorpaper
https://instagram.com/watercolorpaper/

You can find me on Facebook at Watercolors by Chelsea Dicksion @chelseawaterCOLORpaper

Feel free to contact me if interested in commissioning an original watercolor.


I sometimes experiment with the use of wine, soils, or plant materials as a natural pigment. Natural pigment watercolors will provide a little bit of detail as to where the materials were found or collected. Each wine watercolor will give detail on the winery or vineyard, the varietal of wine used and the vintage. So far, I have experimented with the such varietals as Syrah, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, Malbec, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Lagrein, and Cabernet Franc.

Currently I am showcasing only original and one of a kind watercolors. An original piece sold here will not be reproduced.

Chelsea Dicksion

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Reviews

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rdflikesart

rdflikesart on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thrilled to have this painting created by the collaborative efforts of Chelsea & Coleman!! Lovingly shipped as requested in beautifully wrapped recycled materials! My second purchase & counting....!!

Anonymous on May 9, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Chelsea is a wonderful person and a great and incredibly attentive seller. I had the great treat of meeting her in person last year and I'm so excited to giver her work to my mom. Her pieces frame up beautifully with a 2" mat to the standard 8" x 10" size picture frame too!

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New watercolor in the shop and loving my new outdoor studio!

About

water+color+paper is all I need....

I did not set out in life to become an artist, for I knew at an early age that I wanted to work with plants. Becoming an artist, a watercolorist in particular, is something that happened slowly and serendipitously. By trade and by schooling, I am a horticulturist, someone who is intimately involved and enamored with the natural world. As an artist, I rather like to think that watercolor chose me.

While in high school, my art classes allowed me to explore many different media. I loved dabbling in all manner of artistic expressions, but I didn’t know that I loved watercolor until my senior year when I was allowed full artistic freedom, when I was allowed to play and to experiment, to figure things out for myself. This freedom allowed me to break free from the rules about art and nature that I had learned in my previous art classes.

What I discovered by breaking the rules of watercolor was the essence of nature: I found order within chaos, I found the big picture and the small details to be representations of one another. In developing my method of expression over the years, I have found the dynamism of the natural world. Each time I sit down to paint, I begin with a blank piece of paper and a small color palette. What happens next is never planned; I am always surprised at the forms that manifest upon the two dimensional surface.

The rules that I break as I paint rely on the dynamic interaction of three simple elements: water, color, and paper. I let the paper bend and fold with the dampness of the water. The colors blend and bleed with each other as they flow in the water and soak into the paper. These elements begin to spontaneously coalesce into something familiar, something almost tangible. These elements act to express and represent nature, a concept so powerful that it defies being clearly defined.

As I continue to develop my techniques and styles, I remain fascinated by watercolor and the subject matter that presents itself. I’m always surprised and delighted by the sensations of nature that manifest from each piece. Within my works, I hear the rustle of leaves on a tree, I feel the heat of the desert by nightfall and the coolness of the fog sliding over the hillsides, and I pause in the sunlight streaming through the tops of redwood trees. All of these sensations and realizations are what keep me painting the way that I do.

My shop is a place where this body of work can be showcased and shared with other individuals. My hope is that others will enjoy the spontaneity of my watercolors and find them as intriguing as I do as begin to work on their creation through using the elements of
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  • Chelsea Dicksion

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    As I paint, the colors and pigments blend and bleed within each other as they flow with the water and soak into the paper. These elements begin to spontaneously coalesce into something familiar, something almost tangible, and soon present itself.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 16, 2018
Welcome to the water+COLOR+paper Etsy shop.
One will find only original, one of a kind watercolors that will not be reproduced unless otherwise specified. I am happy to create commissioned watercolors if desired. Please contact me for any custom pieces.

Due to the differences in photographing techniques and my studio's lighting and coupled with monitors and such, it can be difficult to accurately portray colors here via Etsy. Please understand that the actual colors of each piece may be slightly different than what is portrayed on the screen.

Thanks for your interest in fine art.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
It's often difficult to purchase art sight unseen over the internet. Therefore, I will accept exchanges for another watercolor or give a refund within 7 days of the buyer receiving the piece. Buyer will need to send the piece back to me before I will make an exchange or refund the money. Shipping will not be refunded to the buyer for the return or the purchase.
Payment
Currently I am accepting payment through Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account in order to make a purchase. When checking out you can use Paypal without opening an account. You will be forwarded to a secure page where you can use the option of a debit or credit card.
Shipping
I ship within 1-3 days after receiving payment.
I ship small watercolors via USPS in Ready Post cushion mailers. Due to the small size these can not be sent with delivery confirmation.

Larger watercolors will be sent via UPS and packaged between cardboard and securely wrapped for safe shipping. I will use delivery confirmation whenever possible, but this is usually subject to size constraints.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you have any questions in regards to my shop, my policies, or my artwork, please do not hesitate to contact me.
chelseawatercolorpaper [!at] gmail.com