"Go Where The Wild Things Grow"
Was a recent personal project i started recently.
My personal Art journey has taken many detours and now that a lot of my work is commissioned i am finding less time to follow the ideas that form in the shape of scribbles on a scrap of paper, or that thought that wakes you up in the middle of the night reaching for a pen and paper.
You ever had a idea that just swam around until you put life into it on paper or canvas ?
The Idea for this painting grew from a idea of being out in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by nature.
I scribbled some ideas and the paper floated around on my desk for months.
Until recently i picked up my pencil and began to draw.
I wanted this to be a layered piece, i love the challenge of my layered illustrations.
Here is a cross section of the painting below.
There are bees, and rabbits, foxes, wild plants, toadstools and flowers all painted in watercolours and inks.
Layered on thick 200lb watercolour paper.
I loved creating this piece and it took a few months from the idea to finish.
I would love to know what you think ?
Do you like the layered details.
If your a artist What ideas have kept you up at night reaching for your sketchbook ?
I would love to hear from you.
Prints and the original are available here