Acanthus Dragons - Original Watercolor



Small but mighty miniature dragons, hide and seek in the curling, wind-born acanthus leaves. This original watercolor is painted on Arches 140 lb cold press paper with Daniel Smith Watercolors. Measuring in at 9x12 and framed in a white 11 x14 frame, this watercolor is ready for hanging!

I particularly enjoyed painting these miniature dragons among the curled acanthus leaves. Acanthus leaves are a regular motif found in classical architectural detailing, so this painting brought me back to countless hours in the university studio, drafting, detailing and watercoloring through the night. Shipping is additional :) Why dragons, Jen? Dragons embody magic and mystery. They can be playful and mysterious, strange and terrifying. Dragons spur the imagination. Even now, my min dragons my be playing in a garden near you! Why watercolor as a medium? Watercolor to me is the most perfect medium for expressing that which defies expression. Watercolor captures a moment the way our mind remembers an event long past...a little bit fuzzy around the edges, light dappled moments in time. I love the way watercolor pigments have their own personality... they separate, layer and combine as they wish and you can only follow their lead when painting.

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Jen | Pittsburgh, PA