Watercolor Series

“Trust in nature, in what is simple in nature, in small things that hardly anyone sees and that can suddenly become huge, immeasurable”
Rainer Maria Rilke

I paint large watercolors of very small fragments of nature- often a single petal or leaf. I paint this tiny fragment of nature large, so that others can see what I see. A fragment taken out of context, the viewer experiences the petal removed from the flower, as an abstraction. By concentrating on what I see and reducing it to its minimal expression, I capture the essence of the moment, the subject, and my experience in viewing the subject.

Edith Hillinger, 2015