Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Illustration Friday: Foggy

While the painting process went pretty quick for this one, getting the idea to come in out of the mist was more difficult. At first I thought of the fog that is often and element in Chinese watercolors. And then I thought of this wonderful red pagoda on top of Lion's Head Mountain and the way the departing mist left dew on the residence of this huge spider there. (Many years ago some friends and I climbed to the top of Lion's Head Mountain, in Taiwan, and spent the night there.)
It was fun to get my old favorites the watercolors and bamboo brushes out after working on the computer so much.

9 comments:

Bella Sinclair said...

Beautiful, beautiful brushwork. It really does look Asian, stamp and all! It must have been a breathtaking trip up that mountain, and I'm sure the views were amazing. Your illustration captures the ephemeral beauty really well.

Sarah Ackerley said...

lovely, Heather. Good old fashioned watercolors!

DeterminedMOM said...

Wow, it is really beautiful. Your technique is stunning!

Siukwan said...

It's full of chinese painting style, love the hanging spider web, too!

theartofpuro said...

thanks for the comment,and your work is amazing,love the idea and the place is so peacefull

Nicole said...

Beautiful!

Christy said...

Nice touch on the brush. :)

Bobo's Slave said...

Beautiful 'shan-shui' painting, the spider is wise enought to buit his house here!

BeverlyDiane said...

What a blessed talent you have! I love watercolors. I do not possess the ability to do what you do, but I can certainly appreciate it.