Forest Storm, watercolor, 10x9, ©2011 Helen Klebesadel

Welcome to day sixteen in the 33 Paintings in 33 Days Project of Alaskan artist  Nikki Kinne and Wisconsin artist Helen Klebesadel.

Day sixteenth seems to have a particularly magical tinge to it for both of us.  I found myself pulling this imaginary image out of a sheet of watercolor paper that I had previously experimented on creating different textures.  This image seemed to be waiting there for me to find it.  I’ve always thought of trees as living beings, and I am fascinated by the notion that the root base of a tree is often every bit as big as the sweep of its branches.  The storm and the trees are alive.

This painting insisted I stay with it until it was completed. so I did.

Alaskan’s Cousin, watercolor on yupo paper, 5x7, ©2011 Nikki Kinne

Nikki’s sixteenth painting is of a Bryce Canyon Raven, a cousin of the ravens near her home. The painting was a rescued work that had been started earlier but out aside.   She captures the dramatic presence of this magical bird.  I happen to love ravens and crows and this painting now belongs to ME!

We are enjoying our shared creative journey.  Thank you for joining us!

I am now making my daily works for this project available for sale online in my Meylah shop here:​besadel  I post them each day after they are posted in the blog.