Awakening Watercolor Painting Process

In my most current painting, "Awakening" I explore the concept of spring as an awakened entity.   As many of you know, I love nature,  as evidenced by much of my work lately!  I love fantasy and mythology, in particular the study of deities.  Naturally the idea of a spring spirit resonates with me as a sort of Gaia.


I imagine the spirit just wakening in a lush area of the forest to a sweet fragrant breeze.  Today she appears as the center of a large flower (also seen here), her favorite of many disguises.   It opens to reveal her face, like a Venetian mask, alluding to her secret identity.   This also shows the idea that deities appear as close to what a human might perceive as a fully realized form.  Even so,  they have secrets and elements that just cannot be translated. 


This painting took about 4 hours, it is on 140lb Cold Press watercolor paper and measures 9 inches x 12 inches.   I used my trusty travel paint palette (pictured above), and two of my travel Pentel Aquabrushes in large and small tips.  Check out my progress pictures below!

final progress pic

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Once I have this piece in some good lighting I'll be posting it to my portfolio.  Be sure to check out my related articles below for more of my process!

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About the Artist

 I would call myself a Jack of all Trades, but mostly because I'm interested in many areas of art if not all!  I graduated with a BFA in Fine Art from the University of North Texas with a focus on Watercolor.   I always had dreams of creative writing, and in 5th grade I wasn't too bad!  Art clearly won out for my attention, but writing will always have a place in my heart!

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