Moon and Moth, 10 x 14 in, metallic watercolor on black watercolor paper by Inga Ilich. You can also view it on instagram here.
This metallic watercolor painting is based on an experience I had this past summer…I was out watering the garden poppies after sunset, the moon was rising, and I noticed a bright flying specimen hovering quickly above the poppies. At first I thought it was a hummingbird, but its proportions weren’t quite right, and it was light-colored, almost glowing in the moonlight. I realized it was a giant flying night moth! I have never seen a moth so big before. Apparently there are many varieties here in the pacific northwest, so I couldn’t tell what particular kind it was.
Solar System, 31 x 31 cm, watercolor and metallic paint by Inga Ilich. You can also view it on instagram here.
I love this idea of concentric circles symbolic of the planets and orbits in our solar system…a watercolor galaxy overlaid with sparkly stars, and topped with metallic planet orbits, with sun in center.