Red, Gold, and Green
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
That’s right, I painted a still life. On purpose.
I wanted something for my personal holiday cards this year that was in the colors of the season but without too much of the seasonal hype, so I pulled out a few of my Pilot Petit fountain pens and then painted a quick still life. The original was for sale in November’s Floating Gallery, but I won’t be putting the cards for sale. You have to be on my holiday card list to get one.
Red, Gold, and Green, 6″x4″ watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see a little close-up of the green and orange (only the pen body is really gold) pens. They have a plastic support behind each nib that’s colored to match the ink, and you can see the green one here, and a little sliver of the orange one in the background. Below, I’ve put it in a frame, with my phone and the not-gold pen in question (the color is called “apricot”).
If you don’t know what song this piece puts in my head, I can’t really help you.
And yes, I used Oxford commas in the title just for you.