Rhymes With Orange
Thursday, December 8th, 2011
Another orange piece! Two in one week! It’s madness!
Or, perhaps I did them on the same day? Well, I suppose it could be so.
The salt pools on this one are colored by salt that was used previously to create texture in other watercolor pieces — I chose a range of warm colors from orange to yellow, and then put in the swirls and spirals to match.
Rhymes With Orange, 7″x5″ salt and watercolor on paper.
Reusing “dirty” salt is always a risk, because sometimes the paint doesn’t distribute very well in the salt, as on the left, and sometimes it gets so diluted you can’t see it at all, as on the right. But either way, the salt always seems to retain its sparkle.
I thought the black frame really brought out the brightness of the orange. I might try it in a warm brown, too, just for variety.