“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 heart.”
Inspiration image: artist’s own
Sale Price of Original: R1900
(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.
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 none the less. 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! Love you @stef_m2