And Old

Last spring, Dunnick gave the class an assignment to do five sequential images. I chose an origin myth of the tea plant, because any excuse to paint tea is what I do. In the myth, the Buddhist monk Bodhidharma attempted to meditate in front of a wall for nine years. He made it seven, before he fell asleep. In anger he cut off his eyelids and where he dropped them to the ground, the first tea bush/tree sprang up. My goal was to create a sequential story of five individually designed images. As well as just have plenty of fun.

"The Origin of Tea"
Tea, Watercolor, Acrylic & Pen