This painting is deeply symbolic for me… it is about kinship, something I am discovering it is hard to find these days. But it is also about illusion and being captive. Many layers.
Each original watercolour painting begins with a detailed pencil drawing. The drawing process involves real-life objects from our farm, the use of my own photo references of our resident wildlife, and many pattern and colour studies. The wallpaper patterns seen in many of my pieces are created from scratch… from doodle to design! As for the watercolour itself, all of the pieces are painted on a hot-pressed block using fine brushes, watercolour paint and pencils and, as yet, no magnifying glass.
Size: 8X8” watercolour with 14X14” acid-free, double mat
Frame: Framed in a gallery-style basswood frame stained in driftwood but I'm happy to change the frame colour to walnut or ebony upon request. Please note in your order if you want me to do the switch.