W is for Watercolor

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

W is for Watercolor, calligraphic illumination by Amy Crook

W is for Watercolor, calligraphic illumination by Amy Crook

The end of the alphabet draws ever nearer. Today’s W is perfect for a Wendy or William, with watery watercolor and sparkly silver in curvy waves. I tried to let the watercolor paint do its own beautiful thing here, letting the shapes and edges form as they would around this swooping, sparkling letter.

W is for Watercolor, 5″x5″ watercolor and glitter gel pen on paper.

W is for Watercolor, detail, by Amy Crook

W is for Watercolor, detail, by Amy Crook

Above you can see the light glinting off the silver water-patterned glitter, and the delicate textures of grainy watercolor that separated beautifully as it dried. Below, you can see the W hanging out with the A and Y to make WAY. In or out, that’s for you to decide!

W is for Watercolor, A is for Arabesque and Y is for Yarn, framed art by Amy Crook

W is for Watercolor, A is for Arabesque and Y is for Yarn,
framed art by Amy Crook

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