I wanted to share with you the progress images from a recent watercolor I completed back in July. I've been so thoroughly engaged in the painting process, and new projects, and packing that I've neglected to share with you some of my watercolor paintings from the last few months. I'd like to remedy that now.
I would like to start with what is still one of my favorite paintings, which I'm calling "Fen's Forest".
I started this piece while flying back here to Japan after a 2 month stay in California (more on that adventure later). On my 8 hour layover in Hong Kong I was determined to be productive, so I sketched for a chunk of time and here was born the idea for this piece.
It is also important for me to mention that up until this point, in my still very young watercolor painting pursuits, I had only been painting landscapes, and two heavily referenced portraits. Never have I attempted creatures in this medium and rarely in my normal sketching. So it was to my own surprise that I came up with a creature there on the spot. He was sort of born out of a personal love for foxes and dragons.