"Below the Surface" - 8.5x11 prints ($16.95), 11x17 prints ($26.50), Original Painting ($1500.00): www.shadowscapes.com/image.php… (Also lots of closeup shots!) Blog post on the process: shadowscapes-stephanielaw.blog… Medium: Mixed - watercolor, ink, on Strathmore lightweight illustration board Size: 17x10 inches
What I ended up being really happy with, that unfortunately you can't really fully appreciate in an on-screen reproduction, is the way the metallic powder integrated with the colors. The white in the sky was painted on top, so that has a flat tone, but at certain angles, the forest and trees glow with a golden texture.
Size: 19x29 inches Medium: Watercolors Detail views, original painting, and prints: [link] Related blog posts with sketchs & in progress: [link][link][link]
We walked once where the shadow used to fall: watched the eclipse blot out the sun, and the streaming beams between the pinhole gaps of leaves became a cascade of glowing crescents across the ground.
Where the shadow used to fall, the rain did not. Dense, dry, fallen carpet of the years pooled at the Giant's feet. Blanket of crisp leaves and needles. Sap and compost.
My shadow falls, where its shadow used to fall; and when the sun fades to my back, I stand upon the hundred rings. I reach my fingers up up UP to a ghost canopy. The sunset melts amber sap down my shoulder blades, down my spine. And I watch as my shadow grows tall, then melts into the shadow-less evening.