Brass Gates to Midnight

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Brass Gates to Midnight, watercolor by Amy Crook

Brass Gates to Midnight, watercolor by Amy Crook

Swirls of brass run through the range from the brown of oxidization to the bright gold of fresh polish on this half of a pair of gates, the other open and swung out of sight, inviting us through to the sliver of midnight forest we can see behind it. Astute eyes will pick out the shapes of starlit evergreens in the darker black, along with the little secret hanging out amidst the curls of brass. This one is, to me, as much of a fairytale as Monday’s art, an invitation into the lands of imagination that’s always open.

Brass Gates to Midnight, 5″x5″ Japanese watercolor on Arches cover black paper.

Brass Gates to Midnight, detail, by Amy Crook

Brass Gates to Midnight, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, the gold paint shines in the sunlight, and the silver stars glow up above. If you click on the image to see it larger, you can even get a good view of the little green-haired fairy lad chilling amongst the curls of brass. Below, it’s hanging out on a wall with my collection of duckies, and a ruler since my iPhone wasn’t feeling tall enough for the task.

Brass Gates to Midnight, framed art by Amy Crook

Brass Gates to Midnight, framed art by Amy Crook

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