‘The Water bearer’ – Day 20/365

“You can definitely take this kite surfer out of the water, but you can’t take the water (and truth) bearer out of him! – A nod to my favourite Aquarius brother’s heart.”

Inspiration image: artist’s own
(artist retains all rights to print reproductions of this painting)


ORIGINAL COPY POSTED ON INSTAGRAM DURING THE CHALLENGE

I did a thing! I painted myself right out of my wheelhouse. I started this challenge painting from reference pictures, paying homage to nature and the photographers who acknowledge her beauty. But since I’m gonna be doing this all year long, I wanted to punctuate my paintings with a little nod to the various other calendars and cycles I find value in. And my creative curiosities started itching to come out and play.

So, here’s the first of my Zodiac paintings – today marks the beginning of the Aquarius cycle.
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They say Aquarians are quiet thinkers, but when they flip out, telling them to calm down is like trying to baptize a cat. I’m pretty lucky to have known, adventured with and grown up with an Aquarian. We’re the closest we have to a sibling and so we call each other ‘schwesterherz’ and ‘bruderherz’ (sisterheart and brotherheart) If I had to summarise him, I’d say he’s one of the most loyal, honest, hardworking, daring and determined folks I know. He’s given me hell for making (in his opinion), bad heart decisions, but loved me hard nonetheless. And he’s also paddled me into a breathtakingly beautiful cave filled with poisonous jellyfish! You can definitely take this kite surfer out of the water, but you can’t take the water (and truth) bearer out of him!

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January 20, 2019

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