Susan Kotler

Water Media Painting, Mixed Media Photography, Music, Poetry, and Video


“Blood Lines”

Acrylic media on panel, 11 x 14”

In this painting, I continued my exploration of traditional watercolor techniques with acrylic

media. I was testing a new type of panel surface and wasn't sure how it would work out so I made a small piece. I wish I had made it larger - there's a lot going on in this little painting! I used a technique from intaglio printmaking to create the blood lines by scoring into the panel, applying red paint, and wiping off the excess paint from the surface. I also used very fine sandpaper to "erase" parts of the topmost layers so the textures and colors from the lower layers show through. Before any layers were applied, I had painted the panel surface with iridescent pearl acrylic. This creates a beautiful luminosity to the subsequent layers.

Artsy Fartsy Art Gallery

This gallery has watercolor paintings from my Fluent Lucidity and Natural Nocturnes series AND several Watermedia abstract acrylic paintings.  There are only a few works from the “Bristlecone Mystery” and the “Cottonwood Majesty” series remaining.   The gallery has moved to a new and larger location around the corner from the previous Telegraph Street location - now at  405 North Nevada Street in the Historic District of Carson City. 

Poetry Music Videos

Please visit the Poetry Videos page on this website for links to the Vimeo website.


Please visit the Music page on this website for links to my compositions on Sound Cloud. 

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Updated  6 June 2017


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