Title: Ruby Chard 2, Medium: Watercolor on paper, Size: 23 x 30 Inches
My painting Ruby Chard II is shown below in various stages of progress and is the second painting in phase 2 of my body of work called "Exquisite Paintings on the Nature of Flowers". Created on Fabriano soft-press watercolor paper I used my favorite watercolor paints from Daniel Smith. The technique I use is similar to "dry-brush". First I work with the large patterns of light and color and then move into smaller fields of detail. Everything relates to everything else giving the effect of a unified wholeness which might otherwise appear as chaos. I see everything all at once and then make sense of it as part of my creative process. There are so many elements that belong to the whole that it seems truly infinite. And I believe it is. The way this piece evolved (is evolving) seems an echo of how life expands and contracts along pathways of intelligent patterns. Small poster prints of Ruby Chard II are available here in my online shop. Please email me for further details including availability of original artwork.