Marrying the delicateness of watercolor and the exuberant charisma of the Bay Area woman together — illustrator Bethany Eden is simply filling the world with happiness in every single postage stamp. Whether she’s talking about the bushels of flora’s or the uniqueness of the female anatomy, Eden is bringing positive vibes first. And that’s what
Bethany Eden is a watercolor artist
Studying watercolor painting at the University of North Texas — Eden, growing up in Dallas Texas, loved making marks on paper since she was very young.
“Watercolor allows me to paint in a more delicate and gentle way than oil or acrylic, because of the transparent and luminous treatment of the pigments and how flat it lays on the paper surface. There are dozens of techniques used in watercolor, which I’m still exploring and using to express my ideas and beliefs with my paintings. Although it is difficult at times,
“I love the stubborn nature of watercolor painting, the way it does what it wants.”
I can come back to a painting after several hours and it’s different because the ways the water has decided to spread and stain. It is alive and organic.”
(Photo of Bethany Eden, via bethanyeden.com)