Delicate Jellyfish

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Delicate Jellyfish, watercolor by Amy Crook

Delicate Jellyfish, watercolor by Amy Crook

This is one of those pieces it’s really impossible to get a feel for without seeing it in person, alas. All the paint on it is “duochrome,” which means the green background changes to gold, the pink turns purple and the green in the tentacles goes a totally different shade of purple when it’s tilted into the light just right, giving the piece almost an inverse feel as things that were darker become lighter and vice versa.

Delicate Jellyfish, 4″x6″ duochrome watercolor on green Crane & Co. paper.

Delicate Jellyfish, detail, by Amy Crook

Delicate Jellyfish, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a little of the color-changing effect, though it’s very hard to capture on film. Below, I’m including the frame with this painting because I found the perfect complement. The frame’s made of mother-of-pearl that shimmers just like the painting without detracting from it.

Delicate Jellyfish, framed art by Amy Crook

Delicate Jellyfish, framed art by Amy Crook

Find more like this:

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Tentacles, Whimsical and Strange
Tags: , , , , , , ,

« Drip divider »

One Response to “Delicate Jellyfish”

Drip divider
  1. […] Bay Aquarium recently, where they have two different exhibits full of jellyfish. I love the way the jellies just float serenely along, totally oblivious to the tug of gravity, going up or down or whichever […]