Big Stars Little Stars

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Big Stars Little Stars, art by Amy Crook

Big Stars Little Stars, art by Amy Crook

I admit it, I love this painting. The stars are painted in interference blue, which shimmers with a pearlescent blue light when it’s in the sun, and the background has been given a subtle wash of dark purple over the black paper that adds a depth to the page that greatly pleases me. Despite the fact that they aren’t really part of a series, the painting this most reminds me of is Red Sky Firefly.

Every star, little or big, has a wobbly hand-painted halo of light around it, dozens of points of light twinkling in their tiny patch of void.

Where in your life could you use a shimmer of delight?

Big Stars Little Stars, 5″x5″ watercolor and interference watercolor on Arches cover black paper.

Big Stars Little Stars, detail, by Amy Crook

Big Stars Little Stars, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see just a hint of the deep reddish purple permeating the paper, adding interesting shadows to the glow of the interference blue that floats atop like stars in the void. Below, I’ve tucked it in a frame, a hint of alien sky just waiting to come live wherever you need it most.

Big Stars Little Stars, framed art by Amy Crook

Big Stars Little Stars, framed art by Amy Crook

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