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
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!
What better way to write, I say, than to share a blog, and practice my second love while talking about my first! With that said, I hope you all enjoy my ramblings and please hit me up with any questions. :D Contact me!