Fern–Watercolor and Colored Pencil

Fern - Tricia GriffithI was originally inspired to create this painting last year when I saw a stylized image of a fern frond as part of a bed and breakfast sign. The painting idea of course sat on the back burner of a to do list for a while, until I was motivated to bring it to paint and paper.

I brought the painting in to the virtual world of Second Life this fall as a “single edition” for a charity art auction to benefit the Feel Your Boobies Foundation and breast cancer awareness. The painting will not be available in Second Life again.

It is created using a few different techniques, including applying a layer of colored pencil to each individual leaf of the frond before apply layers of watercolor washes. It was then finished out with a little bit more colored pencil and aquarelle (watercolor pencils) to add some more definition. The original painting is 9”x 6” on cold press watercolor paper. The original is for sale and prints can be ordered from Fine Art America. Contact me if you would like to purchase the original!


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