And from thy slender storeTwo loaves alone to thee are left,Sell one and from the dole,Buy hyacinths to feed thy soul.”- Sheikh Muslih-uddin Saadi Shirazi
This is what artists were created for: to make food to feed the soul. To propogate sound, life, and color in barrenness.
The hexoganal rocks were inspired by the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, and also by Amateria: an age in Myst III: Exile. Yes, I love the Myst games. So many haunting and breathtaking worlds. I wish they were still making those games!
This is a renewal of an old painting I did in 2008:
Ergh. This was my rediscovery of watercolors, and I was so anxious to start painting that I didn’t bother to take any reference photos for the drapery or the body. Or sketch a background. Patience is a virtue.
Perhaps in another two years I’ll do another version of my violin girl.