Watercolor and Gouache on Stonehenge Paper
12" x 11.75"
unframed, shipped mounted to a rigid foam core board
framing is available
This piece began from a landscape that was started on a piece of what I thought was stretched watercolor paper. Soon after I realized that it was actually drawing paper. But, rather than scrap the paper, I persisted. On one hand you might see this as an unwillingness to let go or destroy, but on the other hand it's a determination to find some sort of resolution.
This experiment turned into a work that I'm wholly very satisfied with and a compilation of subject matter that I never might have tried, had it not been for stopping the work, moving onto something else, and waiting for the right time to resume. That right time was after I was contacted by Josie of Wildly Florals. She wanted to give me an arrangement from which to paint after having watched me develop my garden watercolors through the summer.
Juxtapositions of unlikely subject matter have always intrigued me - a chair in a landscape, the tea packaging in the background, merging space between interior and exterior. While the zinnias might appear in Wyoming, they certainly were not in this location, nor would the scale exist in reality in this placement. Enjoy the joyful juxtapositions of enlarged zinnias layered over and fitted into the Yellowstone Landscape in Wyoming -it explores and contrasts the Firehole River landscape with the fine details of vibrant, fire-colored zinnias.