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Pastel Pathogens   - original watercolor - viruses

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Pastel pathogens are nasty viruses in sugar-sweet pastels. This is an original watercolor of six types of viruses: measles, coronavirus, HIV, rotavirus, smallpox and ebola. Could be a unique gift for a virus researcher's baby shower or to celebrate a new PhD. Or just for any artistic geek who enjoys a bit of dissonance.

This painting was made using a wet-in-wet technique. After I draw a grid on the paper, I paint an individual square, wait a few seconds, and then add a second color of wet paint. The paint “bleeds” naturally, creating either awesome natural fractal patterns or a big old blob. If the former occurs, I wait a few more seconds and add another color. Then I do this a bunch more times in different colors. Scientific accuracy is not guaranteed.

Painted with Winsor and Newton Artist’s Watercolors on extra heavy Arches paper (300lb).

Overall size 11 x 14 inches, including acid-free white mat. Standard size for easy framing. Signed.

Pastel Pathogens - original watercolor - viruses


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