Art Adventure – Caduceus No. 1

Charcoal drawing of a caduceus by Anawanitia

When I first started this project, I thought it would be a fairly cut and dry story, two snakes entwined on a pole with wings. Oh, was I wrong. I found an exuberant amount of information in my little library alone, not even touching the Internet. Each book has a slightly different meaning and story. My goal now is to find the consistency of each story and paint that. 

Watercolor sketch of a caduceus by Anawanitia

The symbol is ancient and is shared through many different cultures throughout time. 

As you can see, I have my work cut out for me this week. Follow along on this Art Adventure at ColorfulEasel.com.