Watercolor: Crown Gate

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Pen and watercolor on paper, 14 by 17 inches
Pen and watercolor on paper, 14 by 17 inches

Loads of fun lately with the sharpie pens and watercolor paints. I started working on this Crown Gate image a few days ago. It’s interesting to start with a simple shape and then react to it, layering on details and ideas as they bubble up. Memory, and dreams and the conscious and unconscious. We share lives, and sometimes we remember things so differently. Or events that are so formative to one person don’t even register to others who shared those experiences. What’s locked up, quietly influencing my choices and reactions?

Meredith and a friend wanted to try something similar, so I gave them a start.

Meredith and Holly both gave me paintings for Christmas, Pointsettia and Girl with Pine Trees. I also got a beautiful handmade brush holder from my sister in law (check out her etsy shop). One day soon I’ll take it on an outdoor painting adventure in all this snow. The last Color Sky painting is also Meredith’s, she just finished it.

17 by 14 inches, tempera paint
17 by 14 inches, tempera paint
17 by 14 inches, watercolor on paper
Girl with Pine Trees, 17 by 14, watercolor on paper
17 by 14 inches, pen on paper
Friend, 17 by 14 inches, pen on paper
14 by 17 inches, pen and watercolor on paper
Meredith, 14 by 17 inches, pen and watercolor on paper
17 by 14 inches, pen and watercolor on paper
17 by 14 inches, pen and watercolor on paper
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