Tuesday, September 24, 2019

New portrait


"My mother believed and my father believed that if I wanted to be president of the United States, I could be, I could be Vice President!" - Joe Biden

Image © Barbara Spurll

CAPIC Double Vision entry 2019



Watercolour portrait of Olga Kozitska

I portrayed Olga as a moon goddess. Each of the animals symbolize values that hold power for her. Being a night owl, she gains her energy once the sun has set and the mystery of the night comes alive. The owl represents her thirst for knowledge, mystery and the unknown. The wolf is a symbol of her love of werewolves (the macabre) and canines in general.The lion is Olga’s spirit animal, because of its courage, power, ferocity and strength. The lion (Leo) is her astrological sign and a symbol of the city of her birth, Lviv, Ukraine, which was named after Leo, the son of the king of Ruthenia. 

Image © Barbara Spurll

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

New Portrait



“Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t then who will, sweetie?” - Marilyn Monroe

Watercolour 10 x 12 inches ©Barbara Spurll

Friday, April 19, 2019

New portrait



“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – Nelson Mandela, April 20, 1964. 

watercolour 9 x 13 inches ©Barbara Spurll


Monday, September 10, 2018

New portrait



“Be your own artist, and always be confident in what you're doing. If you're not going to be confident, you might as well not be doing it.” -Aretha Franklin

watercolour 9 x 13 inches ©Barbara Spurll

Monday, September 3, 2018

New portrait


“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they 
will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” 
- Martin Luther King Jr.