Thursday, April 7, 2016

A Young Raccoon

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." 

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