Painting - Jizō (2018)

Watercolor painting of a small Jizō statue

Watercolor pencils in a pocket-sized Pentalic AquaJournal, from July 2017.

My second foray into watercolor pencils, I wanted a little reminder of the protector of children, the Bodhisattva Jizō. My childhood was not a happy one, and the thought of divine protective figures is attractive to me.

I created this piece as a birthday present to myself. The small blue butterfly represents a soul. I added more liveliness to the Jizō statue, so that the stone comes to life in a way difficult to capture with a photograph.