"A year ago my paintings began to change. An urge to “lighten up” the materials I was using brought me to try Gouache (gwash) paints.
Gouache pigments are similar to watercolor but modified to make it opaque....less transparent. When used on a bright white paper, the colors are luminous and luscious.
I prefer to use Arches paper which is made from pure cotton fiber and so durable it will remain beautiful and vibrant for centuries if handled properly.
At this same time, I was passing through a major life hurdle, having cared for my mother for 3 years until her death. This powerful right of passage, coupled with my meditation studies and practice, presented new subject matter for paintings and the images became very personal and small in size. Evolving spiritually, though the process of my artwork has been the focus of my painting.
May it always be newly unfolding!"
Some of Carla Crow's original paintings were selected by the Hotel Hana-Maui
(now the Travaasa Hana) to be used
as the matrix for a very limited edition of Giclee prints to decorate the guest suites.
If you would like to see these prints, click the link at the bottom of the page.