"Dream" Watercolor Painting

I wanted to take the time to share with you a little of my process and thinking behind my most recent painting "Dream".

As with much of my work recently it was created from my inspiration and a desire to incorporate pieces of my life while living in Asia. Many of you know that I grew up in Indonesia and also spent some time in Japan. There I found lush Japanese gardens with beautiful temples and arching bridges. A harmony between man and nature.

For this piece I've layered the scene with various interesting branching trees you might find in a garden like this with thin trunks as to not completely block your view.

I love illustrating intimate moments between people. This one, a lush green garden during the golden hour, a couple on a bridge exchanging whispers. Little motes of magic float in the air as the light changes.

Dream Watercolor Painting Naomi VanDoren