Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
A companion to Monday’s piece, this one overlaps the one big purple spiral that’s barely visible in the background with a play of lighter ones in bluer tones. The lightest is a lovely periwinkle, and the three colors together (and really this whole series) reminds me forcefully of my crayon box from childhood. The pure tones of this paint scan horribly, though really the dark purple really does sink into the black paper to become barely visible the way it is here. You can see the play of shapes better in the bigger version of the scan.
Blue-Violet Spirals, 7″x5″ Japanese watercolor on Arches cover black paper.
You can see the color better in its frame below despite the glare, especially the darker background spiral.