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Borealis - Two Bears



This started as a freeform exercise.  You paint and drip water across the page and then drop colour into it - in this picture its the teal blue that pervades through out.  Then you take the abstract design and try to polish it into an image or just finish it up as an abstract piece of art.  I got my coloured blotches down and all I could see were these two bears out on the mountainside staring back at me.

I took a long time getting back to finishing it up (two years?) but it came out as a very fun illustration.  It was on display at a local gallery for a while and it was always the piece that grabbed all the kid's attention.  It's by far the most abstract watercolour I've ever done as well.  I definitely lean towards representative and illustrative imagery.
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