Here's the newest watercolor that I've done on masa paper on board. Actually, it's mixed media, because after I finished the watercolor I did some ink work on the raccoon and then added some metallic acrylic accents. The important lesson I learned from this piece is to do any gold work OVER, not under, the varnish. The varnish really dulled it!
The inscription is a transliteration into runes of the phrase "he touches things." The word "raccoon" derives from an Algonquin word, :arahkun," meaning "scratches with his hands."