The Celestite Unicorn is inspired by a small specimen of celestite I bought sometime in the past couple of years. I was drawn to its calm, soft blue and upon learning the name, associated it with angels. When I think of angels, I think of a bright bell in dark silence. What does that mean? Hell if I know.
All Crystal Unicorn paintings are 9×12″, painted to last with lightfast watercolor, gouache, and ink. Paints and mediums used in collection include Kuretake Gansai Tambi, Daniel Smith, Winsor and Newton, and Prima. The linework is brushed on with Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bombay India Ink. The paper used is 140-lb Arches Hot Press watercolor paper and is archival. They are packaged in a bag-and-board situation (think how comic books are stored), and shipped in a cardboard envelope for added protection.