Description Chart of U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Anegada to St Croix.Drawn and painted by hand. Using India ink layered with a watercolor wash.
Ive repeated a style - I created for my Thai chart - two side columns; allowing more depth for the artwork, while still playing within the boundaries of cartography.
Ive included; the Tortola Sloop, sailing ships, most all the bays - especially old favorites like, 'Throw Away Wife Bay' off of Great Camanoe Island (some names just make you wonder).
For the trade wind, I have drawn a misty Saint Ursula with a lamp for her virgin followers.
I've included; reefs, shoals and drops; Pelicans, Magnificent Frigatebirds, game fish, sea turtles, a Nurse Shark, a Spotted Eagle Ray, a Bottle Nose Dolphin and more sea life mixed in with my mermaids and sea monsters.
Click on the Gallery tab to see my other charts; The Caribbean Chart 'Islands of the Bahamas and West Indies', Ambergris Caye, Mundo Maya Belize and my Thai chart. SavannaRedman.com
Savanna Redman, British Virgin Islands ~ Caribbean Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement I'm inspired by nature, wildlife, travel and ancient cultures; creating art while traveling and living in Honduras, Belize, Australia, Thailand, Egypt, and now the British Virgin Islands. SavannaRedman.com
Artist and author, may sound like an odd combination but like most creatives, my muse hand delivers inspiration to be modeled or hatched in several mediums. Some find their muse delivers music and poetry. Mine delivers stories in an image to paint or draw, like a scrap of film on the cutting room floor, via dreams and lucid daydreams. Each story comes with its own medium, paint, ink or sometimes sculpting in various media. And always, I’ve written creative stories along with the painting. But I didn’t take it serious, my paintings and ink drawings were my focus, until I moved to Mae Nam Thailand for a year and my box of art supplies took a solo tour of Asia. So with only my carry on and notebook in hand, words became my new creative medium.
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