Ghost Spirals Bookmark
Wednesday, February 27th, 2013
It’s always interesting to me to see the way the Japanese watercolors sink and fade into the black paper as they dry, losing some of their opacity and leaving behind a complex texture of paint and paper. These spirals looked ghostly to me in the way some of them faded almost to translucency, which is where they got their name.
Ghost Spirals Bookmark, 4″x1.5″ Japanese watercolor on paper, nfs (sold).
Above, you can see the delicate traceries of dried paint within the thick, translucent spirals. Below, you can see this bookmark hanging out with my book, just waiting to find a new book and a new home.