On the Horizon

Monday, August 15th, 2011

On the Horizon by Amy Crook

On the Horizon by Amy Crook

I used two different salt techniques on this piece, first making the row of big ‘lights’ and then creating the dark watercolor wash. Then I used small flakes of salt to create the bigger lights along the horizon and the stars in the tall, endless sky. This particular paint leaves gorgeous cloud-like formations, adding a level of texture and detail that’s really hard to see all tiny. If you click on the image, you can see a larger version, I also made a computer wallpaper and two different iPhone wallpapers.

I originally started this with something else in mind, which is why there’s a very straight row of salt across the bottom, but I find I’m far happier with this than the first idea.

On the Horizon, 7″x8″ salt and watercolor on watercolor paper.

You can see some of the detail here, with just a touch of sunlight caught on the peaks of the salt crystals.

On the Horizion, detail 1, by Amy Crook

On the Horizion, detail 1, by Amy Crook

This image shows the subtle sparkle of salt along a few of the deeper pools, where some of the fine flakes dissolved and left tiny crystals just at the edges.

On the Horizion, detail 2, by Amy Crook

On the Horizion, detail 2, by Amy Crook

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  1. […] little bookmark is a relative of my larger piece, On the Horizon. I’ve been field-testing it and actually the salt crystals are really there to stay. The salt […]