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Size: 17x31 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints & Original Painting for sale: [link]

Blog posts with sketches & in progress shots: [link] [link] & [link]

Somewhere at the edge of the world, spinning out cloud wisps and phantom winds. First piece completed in 2012!!!
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Size: 12x18 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Original painting, detail closeups, and prints available: [link]
Sketches & related blog post: [link]
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Medium: Watercolors
Size: 6x18 inches
Detail closeups views & prints available here: [link]
Pencil sketch viewable here: [link]

Revisiting the dragon gate theme in this commissioned piece.

In Chinese and Japanese legend the lowly carp spends its life trying to swim up the Yellow River. At the source of the river is a great roaring waterfall. If the koi were able to swim up that waterfall, it would be rewarded and transformed into a dragon. Thus, the koi is a symbol of personal advancement, perseverance, determination in the face of impossible obstacles, and inner strength. The journey of the carp to become a dragon was a metaphor for young scholars passing the Chinese state exams and become a mandarin.
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Size: 10x16 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Detail views & Prints available: [link]
Sketches and related blog post: [link]

A lotus is symbol of purity, rising from the mud and muck at the bottom of a pond to spread untainted and beautiful petals to the world above. And the carp who swim endlessly upstream to attain the perfection of transformation into a dragon.
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Size: 15x20 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Detail closeups available here: [link]
Prints and original painting available here: [link]
Sketches and related blog posts here: [link] [link]

After being sidelined for a few weeks, I've finally gotten around to finishing this piece. It's meant to be a companion to Firefly Hunters [link]
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Medium: watercolors
Size: 11x11 inches
Detail closeups: [link]
Prints and original available: [link]
Related blog posts: [link] & [link]
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Watercolors
5x10 inches

To see step-by-step descriptions of this piece, view my blog posts: [link] and [link]
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Size: 18x22 inches
Medium: Watercolor & Pencil
Prints and original available [link]
Related blog posts with sketches and in-progress: [link] [link] [link] and [link]
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Size: 15x19 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Closeup detail views [link]
Prints and original available [link]
Related blog posts & sketches: [link] [link] [link]

The strange and beautiful tie of the rules of mathematics and physics, to the organic wonder and growth of life and nature.
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Size: 10x13 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints, original, and detail closeup views: [link]
Blog post with preliminary sketches: [link]
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