I began painting this watercolor a long time ago and only just decided to finish it recently! I had fun lifting out (or painting in) lots of little patterns with a small scrubbie brush or soft toothbrush.
Can you see the DNA strands, mitochondria, golgi body, protein strands, smooth endoplasmic reticulum, plus the cog-machinery lift outs around the nucleus? My science background is peaking through my artwork!
This won the Margaret FitzWilliam Award of Excellence, judged by Elli Crocker at the Wellesley Society of Artists, Fall 2016 show. http://www.wellesleysocietyofartists.org
The judge wrote some nice comments:
Ambitious scale, inventive imagery, virtuoso handling of the watercolor medium, sensitive play of color. The more you look, the more you see! The painting asks questions of the viewer. Layered meaning as well as superb technical facility