This is a digitally colored version of an ink drawing I did ’way back in 1985. I’ve tried a couple of color treatments over the years, but till now I hadn’t managed anything that I really liked. I do really like this one.
It’s softer than most of my recent digital knotwork, and it reminds me of my very early watercolor paintings - when I was really tinting drawings. The colors in those watercolors gradually grew stronger until I often omitted the inks altogether. So this piece resembles some of the paintings I did in the early 80’s, while I was making that transition.
I picked this piece to do as part of a project I’d just completed. The outer knotwork border uses a pattern I created as part of my book of Celtic art designs.