River West Artworks
Original Art, Artisan Works and Photographs by Jan Jenkins and Brian Erickson

On The Fly

“On The Fly” is a reflective piece expressing my need to bring order to chaos, to make art that provides a peaceful and meditative experience, where I lose myself in the creative process. “On The Fly” is part of a body of work inspired by my original “In The Wind” pen and ink repeating pattern design and accompanying poem, which references both migrating seeds that bring hope and the promise of new life, and dragonflies. Dragonflies are an integral part of the Manitoba landscape. They symbolize change through self-discovery and the opening of oneself to living freely and in the moment, embracing our authentic self. I wanted to see how specific subject matter from my original design would lend itself to batik painting on rice paper. I created “On The Fly” by hand drawing on rice paper with ink and then using watercolour with a beeswax resist. My creative works emerge via a tranquil, meditative process that frees me to explore and experiment with line, shape and colour.

Watercolour with Wax Resist and ink embellishments on acid-free rice paper. The Original is a 8" x 10" artwork matted to fit an 11" x 14" frame. Price for this original watercolour batik is: $165 (with mat only), $195 (with mat and frame), plus taxes and shipping.

Also available: Limited Edition Reproduction Print (run of 75) of the Pen and Ink original. Printed on Epson archival 100% rag paper with Epson Archival Inks. The 4.875"x 7" reproduction is matted to fit an 8"x10" frame. Price with backmat: $35, with a 8x10" custom window cut mat: $40, including 8x10" Frame: $60 - plus taxes and shipping.