I have been hesitant to indulge in any medium requiring intense color use, for the majority of my schooling and career. Recently I found myself toying with professional use markers. I started with sketches from sits in the Conservatory, and slowly began to experiment with more complex color blending and layering. 

This led to an large scale concept using between 100-120 different markers. 

I had a vision to put a potted healing plant in the center of a natural wild environment. The plant is technically in the wilderness, but not it's natural environment, and is domesticated. 

I have spent close to 120 hours on this piece, and am looking forward to it's completion and what it will lead me to next. 

 live sketch from St. Paul  Como Conservatory. 

live sketch from St. Paul  Como Conservatory.