Dougherty Clouds Watercolor
Christine has always enjoyed having a keen observation of the constantly changing forces of nature. Enticed by the energy and beauty of wildlife, she paints from images in her Oakland studio, or on site, surrounded by the great outdoors and the presence of nature. She finds the medium of transparent watercolor to be as infinitely challenging as the world in which we live. Painting plein air watercolors, her favorite way, has inspired diving into the fathomless possibilities of capturing the essence when on location. Wishing to stretch the relationship with this fluid means of color on site, she has ventured into applying the paint directly onto the paper. By continuing to observe the ways in which this fascinating medium appears with painting, she finds it enhances her connection with the world around her.
Recently, her watercolors have been transferred digitally onto ceramic tiles, providing the perfect way to transport this fragile medium into a waterproof tile mural. Depending on the specific grade of tile and location, these murals may be installed with interior or exterior application, as well as flooring, walls or even inside showers, pools and spas. How miraculous to have watercolors become waterproof!
Dougherty Sunrise Trees Watercolor
The skies of Colorado where she was born and grew up experiencing the Rocky Mountains are part of her very being. Christine’s father, Ted, often took the family to beautiful places, sharing his great appreciation for nature. Until his death in 1993, Ted structured many of the art projects with the Bulgarian and French artists, Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Working outdoors on their projects: WRAPPED WALKWAYS, SURROUNDED ISLANDS, LE PONT NEUF EMPAQUETE, WRAPPED REICHSTAG, Christine worked in various ways: as trouble shooter, quality controller, fabric consultant, prototype builder, and instructor. In honor of Ted, she was an installation captain and monitor for THE GATES-CENTRAL PARK.
Her transparent watercolors have been exhibited in Oakland & La Jolla, Ca. and recently in Pangea. The size varies from miniatures at 5”x3” to 71”x52”. Christine has been fascinated with the circle as a natural port hole, working with 12” to 16” diameter Sky Portals. Her collectors range from NYC to San Diego, Seattle, Santa Fe, Detroit, and throughout Arizona, Colorado and California. Commissions are always welcome to enhance any décor.