Just a little watercolor demo I did for an animation background class a while back. I worked from a couple of photos I took while hiking in Golden Gate Park. There are some truly magical places in those woods. It's hard to believe that you are surrounded by a city when your in the middle of them. I love to hike around in that park when ever I get a free weekend. I feel like a kid again. When I was in elementary school, we took a long field trip there to visit the Natural History Museum that has since been torn to the ground and is now being rebuilt. I remember being chased by girls in my class through the giant trees and ferns that grew along the endless network of mysterious pathways that disappeared deeper and deeper into the woods. That scary excitement would make my heart pound the way it does when you are a child, not knowing what evil might be lurking in the misty shadows of your imagination. It was a magical enchanted place to a nine year old that left me with many wonderful memories and dreams ever since. But then so did a certain sweet natured little blond haired blue-eyed girl with freckles.
Image: ©Copyright Trey Gallaher 2006
9x12 in. watercolor on coldpress