Emotionscapes: Watercolor art by Wanda Hawse
Wanda Hawse creates incredibly detailed watercolor paintings that she calls “Emotionscapes.” Having lived all over Canada throughout her life, Wanda combines inspiration from 20th-century artists with inspiration drawn from natural landscapes.
I’m quite impressed with the amount of detail that Wanda captures in all of her watercolor paintings. In many cases, the scope of a painting is vast, yet fine moments within each painting capture tiny things like individual tree branches or particular shadows on snow drifts. I particularly love Wanda’s Winterscapes, which are done using primarily blue tones and shadows on white paper, yet capture stunningly realistic scenes.
On her portfolio website, Wanda also showcases a series of miniatures – tiny watercolor paintings, each no more than a couple of inches wide. These paintings, while naturally a little looser and more gestural than the landscapes, capture a different facet of Wanda’s practice and function like glimpses into tiny worlds.