Color Interaction, I and II

2021
monoprint, 4761 Japanese glass seed beads, nylon, paper
22 x 30 inches


Palindrome Shape (Triad I-IV)

2021
watercolor, 660 Japanese seed beads, nylon, paper
18 x 24 inches


Color Interactions

2021
watercolor, 660 Japanese seed beads, nylon, paper
10 x 14 inches


Inspired by the color research and theories of Josef Albers, Color Interactions is a series of 36 watercolors that have been hand embroidered with Japanese glass seed beads to create an optical mixing effect between the field and the embellishment. By restricting the beads to twelve colors, the series demonstrates color interactions among variable gradients.

Concentrated, lightfast water color pigments and Miyuki 11/0 Round Seed Beads.




161 Series
R161-1, R161-2, Y161-1, Y161-2, B161-1 and B161-2

2020
acrylic and canvas on paper
20 x 20 inches


Each color swatched is individually mixed then painted by hand, cut and assembled to create smooth gradients across all axes.

Untitled (Woven)

2020
acrylic and canvas on paper
22 x 22 inches


Each color swatched is individually mixed then painted by hand, cut and assembled to create smooth gradients across all axes.

studio GRETCHEN WAGNER 2021