Fern is a Gouache work I painted at the end of last year (and have only just got around to photographing now!) as a commission piece for one of my dear friends, for her sisters birthday – Naomi had given Jo one of my ‘Golden Ticket’ vouchers so that she could contact me to create a piece that was specific and meaningful to her.
The guidelines Jo gave me to work with was a matt Gouache work on watercolour paper to be later mounted in a frame. The idea behind the work was :
*something like my Anemone piece, but still individual. * natural colours – forest greens that remind native New Zealand bush. *the effect of sunlight as it shines between leaves. *A whispered thought of Tui’s singing by a creek, Silver ferns and Pohutikawa trees.
This is what I came up with, another piece to carry on the Anemone series. I later used the prototype image of Fern for my first skate deck design for the Loaded DCxRoyalefam competition in Auckland – It worked so well I had to bribe my partner with an earth toned deck of the sleeping Anemone nymph when the DC board was delayed in its return.