Second Piece of 2012

From bad to worse
After such a long period of inactivity, I'm pleasantly surprised by the events of the past week.  I've started and finished two watercolor pieces and am thinking about starting a third today.  I am REALLY enjoying these studies in iconography.  I've been experimenting with borders and patterns, color, and technique.  Lately, I've rekindled my appreciation for the works of Ivan Bilibin.  The richness of his compositions, his bold use of color, and painstaking attention to detail have given me a lot of inspiration.  

I'm thinking of developing a story surrounding these icons...but I don't have anything worth sharing yet.  

More soon (I hope).