lichen magnified by Krista AnandakuttanLichen, magnified (detail)

Watercolor on paper

This painting has just been featured by Saatchi Online Gallery, in a curated collection called “Last Days of Summer”

It’s one of those discovery paintings, fun from start to finish. I picked up a twig from underfoot and examined it through a microscope– and entered an incredible forest of lichens. Species include of Physcia, Usnea, and Xanthoria found in the Santa Cruz mountains.