I have been working on this mixed media piece for several months. Not that it took me many (wo)man hours to create it, but I would tuck it away for weeks at a time until some inspiration hit me. It's ready to be revealed and I'll write a little bit about it.
I started out by layering watercolour with a palette of olive green, electric blue and neon pink. After the first stage was dry, I darkened some areas with another layer of paint and added salt for texture. I added the network of triangles with white acrylic paint, drew the trees at the top with pen and stamped the raindrops and wheat. I finished off with the pair of cuddling owls, also done with a pen.
All along the way I never had a perfect vision as to what I wanted to appear. I just went with what came to me upon seeing the shapes the watercolour wash made. While I was taking pictures I liked a few close ups of certain areas and now I think I have an idea for a new set of paintings. Here are my favourite close ups: