It may only be the beginning of August, but I’m all ready for fall to be here. (There has been a tremendously horrendous heat wave this week that continues into a week of severe thunderstorms. So fun.) One of my favorite fall activities is the Harry Potter Weekend in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. For one weekend in October they turn the entire city of Chestnut Hill into the wizardry world of Harry Potter! This includes my alma mater Chestnut Hill College turning into Hogwarts, which makes total sense if you know what the school looks like. It is a mini Hogwarts. There is also a Harry Potter academic conference where people present wonderful papers about the HP series, a Quidditch tournament and so much else and it is a must see for any fan of the Harry Potter world.
In preparation for that fantastical weekend (which is October 21-22 this year), I’ve created a series of Harry Potter inspired watercolors. My hope is to have one or both of the two larger pieces put into the Harry Potter themed art show that will be happening that Friday night.
Here is a collection of small, 5 x 9 watercolors I did to warm up:
But these next two are my pride and joy as they say. The first is titled “He is Coming” and it is a watercolor version of a piece of digital art I did forever ago (you can purchase the digital version via my Etsy). This will also be considered Project 32 in my series for the entire year. This is 10 x 14.
The second watercolor, and my personal favorite, is a watercolor interpretation of the scene in the Deathly Hallows, when Hermione shares the story of the Three Brothers and the Deathly Hallows. This is when Death gives the eldest brother the Elder wand. The piece is titled “The Elder Wand” and will be considered Project 33 for the year. This is 10 x 14.
And that was my entire Thursday! Creating all these watercolors and I have to say I’m quite pleased with how they turned out. Here’s to hoping they end up in the show!