Garnet Unicorn


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The Garnet Unicorn is the featured Crystal Unicorn for Day 13 of my 30 Days of Fae challenge. The garnet is my birthstone, so I wanted to create a dreamy unicorn that honored the horses I loved as a kid. Close to where I grew up, there was a park that had a stable, where you could pay to go on trail rides. I had a favorite horse there. Her name was Glory and she made a huge impression on me, being the first horse I remember meeting. She was kind and gentle, and I told everyone she was the nicest and best horse. I don’t remember how she looked exactly, but I remember a rich brown color. So, cheers to Glory. And to all the garnet that has been gifted to me from the Love of my Life, and friends.

All Crystal Unicorn paintings are 9×12″, painted to last with lightfast watercolor, gouache, and ink on archival paper. 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. They are packaged in a bag-and-board situation (think how comic books are stored), and shipped in a cardboard envelope for added protection. All Crystal Unicorns come with a certificate of authenticity.