In Graham Franciose’s ‘Morning Coffee Paintings,’ Dreamlike Watercolor Works Capture the Day’s Unmediated Emotion | Colossal


AUGUST 12, 2022. GRACE EBERT

Day 75, “Always There, Always Changing.” All images © Graham Franciose

Many days, artist and illustrator Graham Franciose sits down with watercolor, gouache, and a small sheet of cotton paper to paint a whimsical scene or surreal moment. A skateboarder carries a tree in a backpack, an anxious figure peeks through a colorful monster mask, and an oversized lion snarls at an approaching man. “I like to do these first thing in the morning when I am still not fully awake and start with a blank slate and no preconceived idea,” he tells Colossal.

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Dreamlike in style and subject matter, the works are part of an ongoing series simply titled Morning Coffee Paintings. […]

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