Monday, May 18, 2015

Dragon Boat Art

I'm excited to reveal my latest painting, Fire and Water.....

I created this piece for a special show, Fire on the Water- Dragon Boat Art, curated by fabulous Alea Bone of Bonewerx, which will be held at Portland 5 Center for the Arts during the Portland Rose Festival in June. Dragon boat races are a longtime festival tradition and the gorgeous handcrafted boats were donated to Portland from Kaohsiung, China. If you live in Portland, this will be a fun show, check it out! My painting will be for sale along with many other unique, dragon-themed works of art.

UPDATE:  The original has now sold, but Fire and Water prints are now available in the RPS shop :)

Behind the scenes - painting
Inspired by my previous Japanese garden series, I chose the same circle motif with Sashiko pattern background to represent water. (In the background is a new piece Siamese Parlor and a quilt for Gina cat, stay tuned!)

First, I transferred the background pattern which I created in Adobe Illustrator.

 Then started the center with a quick sketch....

Filled in areas of color and created spiral waves....

Roses on the oars symbolize the Portland, the City of Roses :)

Finished and framed for the show!

Dragon blessings ♥