Christmas Unwrapped

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Christmas Unwrapped by Amy Crook

Christmas Unwrapped by Amy Crook

This piece feels like a Christmas tree, with green branches and splashes of red for garland, metallic splotches in gold, silver, and green for balls or lights. Nothing concrete, just a slice of an abstraction of a tree, but it gets that holiday cheer right out in the open nonetheless.

The paper is a thickly textured cream, almost a pale yellow, and the paint for the branches is actually called “Christmas Tree Green” and scented with pine, though the scent fades when the paint dries. There’s a border of sorts, but the image refuses to let boundaries contain its holiday joy.

Christmas Unwrapped, 10″x8″ duochrome, interference, and pine-scented watercolor on watercolor paper.

Christmas Unwrapped, detail, by Amy Crook

Christmas Unwrapped, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the brightness of the green and gold ‘ornaments’ glowing against the warm cream of the paper. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, bringing some Christmas Cheer to my apartment.

Christmas Unwrapped, framed art by Amy Crook

Christmas Unwrapped, framed art by Amy Crook

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