The Grandmothers Surreal Painting
When our grandmother mountains get up at dusk, they put on their shawls and long skirts and gather to chat. That's what I had in mind when I created this small painting. The giants of our ancestors don't have to look like traditional giants. They can look like grandmas and have powers just as great, if not greater and more mysterious.
Switching back to watercolors from acrylics has been difficult for me, but with this painting I feel like I have come home. I have always felt that watercolor paint is the most like the paint our ancestors used when they made images on the walls of their caves. It's a strong connection that I feel I have renewed. Gradually I will paint larger images, but right now I am enjoying focusing on smaller works.
The giclee prints are on 100% cotton archival fine art paper, colors are matched to the original by the artist, and they are signed on the back. The original painting is watercolor on 8 x 10" cotton/flax archival watercolor paper and has been varnished so that it can be displayed without glass or matting, just a frame.