"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." - The 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 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"
This painting is a 24x36" original watercolor on stretched cotton canvas, sealed with a matte varnish for protection. It ships unframed, but wired and ready to hang.
Included with the painting will be a small card that indicates each flower and its meaning, as well as a certificate of authenticity.
The Challenger - Type 8
Each painting is sealed with a matte spray varnish for protection against humidity and sunlight; however, for best preservation I recommend hanging out of direct sunlight, and away from anywhere water might be sprayed or splashed (ie kitchen, bathroom, etc).
Paintings will be carefully packaged and shipped through UPS.