November 21, 2016

New Art: Rootbound

The dryad – a type of nymph from Greek/Roman mythology, a minor goddess
of nature associated with the forest and trees, neither mortal nor immortal.
Rootbound, done in watercolor and white gouache on watercolor canvas, 11x14 inches. Prints are available here: [link].

This is my first oval painting - I made the surface myself by cutting an oval piece of material and mounting a sheet of watercolor canvas on it. The idea was to make the painting look vintage yet modern, and most of it, excluding the face/neck, was done with organic, spontaneous techniques - salt, canned air, and allowing the paint to run freely as I rotated the canvas to create the many layers of roots. The detail below shows an example of some of the critters hidden inside.

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