Salt Cell

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Salt Cell by Amy Crook

Salt Cell by Amy Crook

I’ve been doing more experiments with my paints lately, and today’s piece is a very simple one done using a single color of paint and a small handful of coarse Kosher salt. The paint, originally in a fairly even wash, pooled and patterned in a way that makes me think of cellular structure under a microscope. And to think, I once had a biology lab instructor tell me I ought to go into scientific illustration.

Salt Cell, 5″x5″ watercolor on watercolor paper, sold.

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4 Responses to “Salt Cell”

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  1. wyomingnot says:

    I really like this one. Nifty work!

  2. […] transparent inks run and pool, but this paper has a different absorbency than the one I used for Salt Cell, so the paint tends to dry much faster, giving it lest time to change the landscape of the […]

  3. […] last week, I picked up some larger crystals of sea salt. Wanting to do something else that echoed Salt Cell but incorporated some pen-and-ink work as well, I decided on a rather tedious methodology. The […]