by Vanessa Lemen
“Said the river: Imagine everything you can imagine, then keep on going.”
Ryven is inspired by my love for the river, especially the American River, having grown up there and spending many of my days on walks from home to visit and swim and raft on it, and most times to just sit on its banks and reflect.
This is a mixed media painting, painted from imagination, starting with abstract marks painted with graphite powder, then adding some graphite in pencil, and finishing in watercolor
medium: graphite and watercolor on Stillman & Birn Zeta series paper
art is 7 x 9″ on an 8.5 x 10.5″ sheet of paper, leaving space to matte and frame as you choose