Desert Tortoise

Another unplanned composition. Just washes of watercolor and developing a few shapes. Some wax, some india ink and there was a tortoise hiding in the shade of a rock (?) or cave (?) with wilted plants and more than one sun in the sky — which is exactly how it feels in the desert. Orange and greens were the main color palette, inspired by a recent trip to (you guessed it) the desert.

Dessert Tortoise(22″ x 15″ watercolor, wax & india ink)
Displayed artwork © 2012 Kim Reading. All rights reserved.

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