Roots of Life
Watercolor on Paper, 12 x 24
Original – SOLD. Prints available
Oh what fun it is to paint…with a straw? Yep, that is the nifty method to get all the wild looking “roots.” Just have to be careful not to get lightheaded. LOL.
I also used cheesecloth (painting through the cloth with pearlescent white gouache watercolor paint) to get some of the interesting textures in the upper area of the painting.
This is one of the three pieces of my art featured as a wine label on Goose Ridge Winery’s Cellar Select Artist Series wine. Of the three, this was my favorite (when it comes to the art on the INSIDE of the bottle). 🙂 It won the Best in Class award at the November 2014 Tri-Cities NW Wine Festival, the longest running fest in the region.
For those of you who have seen the actual wine label you may’ve noticed the painting shown here has more “roots” than on the label. We cropped it a bit to make the fit on the bottle.
My style tends toward the abstract anyway and this is one of my most favorite abstract-ish pieces. Even though it does not emphasize my favorite color…orange. 😉 A very fun piece to paint and just get out of the way and let the watercolor medium do its magic.