#watercolorfragments is a collection of fine art compositions by Kristy Rice.
T H E T E C H N I Q U E
Kristy combines live floral bits, sculpted paper and brushstrokes on paper to develop richly textured compositions that beautifully fool the eye. Where does fresh floral end and watercolor begin? You decide.
T H E P R I N T S
Each composition is photographed to crystallize the moment before the live elements fade. Kristy's #watercolorfragments compositions have come to life worldwide in countless destinations from the wide open Redrock vistas of Southern Utah to the wild strawberry fields of Iceland.
T H E S T O R Y B E H I N D T H E A R T
This composition came to life because of leftovers from a simple bouquet Kristy displayed at home. A flower is most beautiful just before the end of its life. Kristy often takes advantage of this time in a flower's life by popping stems off, carefully preserving stamens and gently arranging petals and leaves on a sheet of watercolor paper. Brushstrokes are added to elevate the intricate beauty of these live elements.
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