Blue Salt Pools

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Blue Salt Pools watercolor by Amy Crook

Blue Salt Pools by Amy Crook

I’ve been experimenting more with these salt pieces,using different inks to make the original drawings, more or less salt or water to make the pools, and different patterns and colors of watercolor along with them (and even one with no watercolor at all). This one uses a watered-down midnight blue to go with the lighter blue salt pools, and you can see one where the ink really permeated the salt and gave it almost an electric blue feel. Overall I really like the way this one came out, with the color gathering the darkest where the paint brushed along the outer edges of the salt crystals.

Blue Salt Pools, 7″x5″ salt and watercolor on watercolor paper, $299 framed, with free shipping.

I always feel like the scans, while technically accurate, don’t really capture the sparkly, dynamic, three-dimensional feel of these pieces. The salt grows onto the paper, crystallizing with the color from the ink to create these textured alien landscapes, and no photo or scan can ever quite convey that.

Blue Salt Pools, detail, watercolor by Amy Crook

Blue Salt Pools, detail, by Amy Crook

It will ship tucked safely in its frame, so you don’t have to worry about anything untoward happening to it in transit.

Blue Salt Pools, framed watercolor by Amy Crook

Blue Salt Pools, framed, by Amy Crook

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3 Responses to “Blue Salt Pools”

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  1. wyomingnot says:

    ooh! pretty!

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