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Art Teacher Paints Watercolor Landscapes Using Water Found at Her Destinations

Hannah Jesus Koh does not bring ordinary tap water with her when she creates watercolor paintings of her stunning surroundings. Using liquid straight from the environment that she wants to portray, the high school art teacher paints remarkable landscapes within the confines of her journal. Koh started using this special technique when she was at the base of Iceland’s Gullfoss Waterfall and realized that she had forgotten to bring water with her. “But the dense mists off the waterfall heavily saturated my surroundings,” stated Koh. “And that was all the water I needed.” 

The painter’s beautiful process is as meaningful and memorable as the places that she visited, since she was able to incorporate various locations directly into her magnificent work. “It’s nice to know an elemental part of the scene will always be a literal part of my painting. The salty Arctic sea spray is infused into my painting of Dyrhlaey. Drops from the largest ocean on Earth permeate my small painting of the Golden Gate Bridge. The Pacific Northwest rain rains into my painting of Multnomah Falls,” explained Koh when she was featured on Instagram Blog

Above: Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

Golden Gate Bridge, California

Bixby Creek Bridge, California

Brooklyn Bridge, New York

Gulfoss Waterfall, Iceland

Dyrhlaey, Iceland

Jkulsrln, Iceland

Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, California

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Dettifoss, Iceland

Hannah Jesus Koh’s Instagram
via [Design Taxi, Instagram Blog

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