This listing is for a giclee print of my original watercolor painting "The Challenger", a portrait of the Enneagram Type 8 personality type.
*** These prints are ordered from an off-site printer and drop-shipped to you; that speeds up delivery and helps out a tired artist-mom, but does mean I can't include extras like the flower descriptions. Feel free to copy-paste and print the description below! ***
"Eights are self-confident, strong, and assertive. Protective, resourceful, straight-talking, and decisive, but can also be ego-centric and domineering. Eights feel they must control their environment, especially people, sometimes being confrontational and intimidating. Eights typically have problems with their tempers and allowing themselves to be vulnerable. At their best: self-mastering, they use their strength to improve others' lives, becoming heroic, magnanimous, and inspiring."
- Enneagram Institute
Because eights are typically intense, passionate people, I chose a rich red that turns to orange at the tips of the flowers, as though the figure is made of flames.
Eights can be very protective of themselves, but when healthy can turn their strength to protect others; this inspired the pose (many thanks to my 8 sister for making sure the pose was right!) with the Juniper clutched to the chest and protected underneath the hand.
Juniper means "Protection".
The flowers in the head are Chestnut Tree blossoms ("Do Me Justice"), and White Violet (Candor).
Sweet Briar - "I Wound To Heal"
Rudbeckia - "Justice"
Pink Dianthus - "Boldness"
Hepatica - "Confidence"
High-quality giclee prints on a lightly textured watercolor paper make these prints as close to the original as they can get!
I recommend pairing with an off-white mat in your favorite frame.