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Watercolor Trees By Susan Lin

Ethereal portraits of trees sitting somewhere between reality and fantasy.

Collection Curated By @bysusanlin

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The Artist

Hello world! I'm Susan Lin, 'bysusanlin' online. I work in a myriad of mediums including design, code, pen, and paint.

The Collection

When The Great Discontent pitched the idea of the 100DayProject, I was hooked. On my launch post for the project, I wrote: "I got a day job again, I never got home before dark, I used my palette less and less, I stopped carrying it around. Prolific times become a mere memory. Hoping to use the#100DayProject to start painting more again."

Process, Style, & Inspiration

I'm obsessed with blurring the line between reality and magic. I distinctly remember watching Studio Ghibli's 'My Neighbor Totoro' growing-up as the starting point of my desire to create worlds. I wanted to immerse viewers in worlds like the way I was immersed back then.

I draw inspiration from real life, Oga Kazou's work (of Studio Ghibli background art fame), and photographs of beautiful nature. Each day's piece was strongly tied to a conversation or an emotion making it a very personal, yet approachable, journey.

I prefer my tools to be portable. My current set-up is a 24 half-pan Schmincke palette paired with Da Vinci Maestro travel brushes at sizes 2, 3 and 5. Watercolor Trees was always meant to be an analog project where I could touch the textured watercolor paper while dabbing my fingers right on the wet paint.

Framing

I adore the Natural Maple Frame with no mat and a non-glare glaze. For a bolder look, a Black Maple frame would be stunning. Of course, you can't go wrong with any of the choices and you should think about what will look best in your space!

What's Next?

I'm as prolific as I can stand to be! There are 28 trees left out of 100. Follow me on Instagram @susanl or Twitter @bysusanlin for updates on new works.

Individual prints in this collection: