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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Vodnik (Water Sprite)

Vodnik na Vyhlidce  (Wassergeist - Water Sprite)
Watercolour 28 x 38 cms
This was a wooden carved figure of a Water Sprite (Wassergeist) at a Pension I stayed at few years back in Czech Republic.  I always wanted to paint it... but it has proven extremely difficult, combined with the watercolour paper which lost its sizing and became a blotting paper... I struggled all the way.
The background changed I did not want to detract from the focal Pt of vodnik.
Vodnik is a mythology figure & is the "scary green creature" in the waters who pries on little children ... so the story goes....