Arctic Diptych

June 22, 2009


I just completed two new arctic wildlife themed watercolors: Snowy Owl, and Arctic Fox. The owl will be a gift for a friend of mine, Teresa James, that runs White Wings Press. She was kind enough to let me use her beautiful etching studio now located in Chicago's great Logan Square neighborhood. I used the shop to edition the Morris's Nest etching a couple of weeks ago. I have a deep love and fascination with polar ecosystems, and polar exploration. From a purely aesthetic perspective, I find a lot of pleasure in the color of the tundra: moss greens, silvery lichen, cool grey blues. I plan on making an archival digital print edition of them both, and will post when those become available. Happy Monday at you.

6 comments:

  1. They're both breathtaking! The colors are enchanting.

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  2. Wow, Diana - these are gorgeous. Great work!

    Has Jay given up on his Blog?

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  3. Thanks!

    Hi Graham - not given up completely, just hasn't posted in a really long time. Maybe we'll see you at FS Europe this year?

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  4. Beautiful! Looking forward to prints! Your colors are just right. Here in Arctic Alaska the tundra is turning green very quickly, I cant wait to see the little plants that seem to sprout up overnight, and dissapear just as quickly. :)

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  5. I found your blog by accident, but I'm glad that I did. I love your artwork, and I think that the Field museum is the best thing about Chicago!

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  6. the snowy owl will look nice next to my barn owl print!

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