I’m a watercolor artist in Oregon. Aquarelles de MasBleu is my website and blog for sketches, drawings and paintings. I’ve named the website after the YInMn blue pigment, a new blue pigment discovered by my husband, Mas Subramanian, at Oregon State University. I use this pigment in many of my paintings. You’ll find more about YInMnBlue here.

As long as I can remember I’ve been sketching and doodling. I’ve carried a sketchbook wherever I go, and on all family vacations and sketched everywhere- on planes, trains, in the car and even while waiting at airports, train stations and hotel rooms. My sketchbook is always within reach, and my wanderlust has driven me to travelsketch and it’s something I still do and enjoy. Capturing the sights, colors and emotions of the places I’ve visited has resulted in bookshelves filled with travelsketch journals and great memory keepers!

Over time I’ve dabbled in acrylics, pastels, pen and ink, water color and graphite sketching but I’ve always loved the vibrancy and spontaneity of watercolors. It is currently my main medium for sketching and painting without any preliminary pencil sketch. This way of spontaneous sketching captures everything in the moment, including mistakes and happy accidents and for me this is the exhilaration I get from watercolor sketching. I find this a more personal form of expression. The fluidity of the medium, the challenges and the happy accidents and oh, the endless possibilities that await are all part of the adventure and excitement that keep drawing me deeper each time I pick up a paintbrush. I’m always learning something new and there’s so much to learn. I’m essentially self taught, although I have occasionally taken workshops with other artists.

I’d love comments and feedback on my work.

To get in touch, email me at aquarellesdemasbleu[at]gmail[dot]com