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Original painting in pastel over watercolor underpainting by Kim Novak. ©2014 Kim Novak. All rights reserved.

Pastel over Watercolor

I first got the idea for this painting while I watched my uncle’s expression of awe and wonderment as he gazed, spellbound at the love of his life – my 100 year old aunt.  It was as if she was being transformed  before our eyes.  Every color of the rainbow seemed to transpire through the melting layers of her translucent flesh.  It was like witnessing a rebirth!  I was able to see her, through his eyes, become a rare and magical butterfly from their own secret garden…and as my eyes filled with their garden’s dew, the mystical being fluttered and flew.

~ Kim NovaK, Artist