This painting was created by first adding texture to the canvas surface with fiber paste (paper pulp suspended in matte acrylic medium).  I then painted many layers of very wet watercolor.  

The edges of this painting are gessoed white and it is wired for hanging.

- Shaina Craft


Watercolor painting on stretched canvas

Signed on back

30" h x 40" w x 1.75" d
8 lbs. 0 oz.



Shaina Craft
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Shaina

Shaina’s figurative work spans the range from realism to abstraction, a dichotomy which she finds to be an ongoing inner conflict within her work. “It’s a search for balance and subtlety,” she says. Shaina is also captivated by the relationship between the beautiful and the grotesque, as seen in her varying presentations of the female form. She works from her own source imagery in a process that includes underpainting, layers of paint, and glazing. When she’s not painting, Shaina also makes tiles and pottery for a local ceramics shop.