Posts Tagged ‘ink wash’
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
Like the inverse of a sun in eclipse, this dark corona shines out of a golden disk, creating an image almost like a crown of thorns or a winter wreath.
The rich golden hues are hard to reproduce, but they make a striking contrast to the dark, opaque black.
This piece looks amazing in a dark, wide frame, contemporary and dramatic, a perfect painting for a spot that needs a statement.
Above, you can see the rich golden-yellow background, and the darkness of the black brushstrokes creating the strange halo. It’s been put in a beautiful frame below, striking and elegant.
Monday, December 5th, 2016
An impressive wingspan gives the bird a gorgeous silhouette against this rich, golden-red blood moon. There are subtle copper stars twinkling in the black sky, and the whole image holds the rich texture of the paper it’s painted on.
The dramatic red and black would be beautiful in a wide black frame, but even in the narrow one in the photo it really makes a statement.
Where in your life do you need wings?
Above, you can see a close-up of the texture of feathers, of the surface of the moon, and the twinkle of stars out in the space beyond. Below, the small frame beautifully contains this dramatic work of art.
Friday, December 2nd, 2016
A motley of red autumn leaves tumble in the breeze on this loose, lovely ink painting.
The colors range from soft reds to warm golden browns, getting lighter and looser as they fade into the background.
Oak and maple, aspen and apple, they celebrate the glory of fall.
What’s your favorite season?
Above, you can see the rich ink glow against the white paper, this oak leaf evoking all the colors of fall. Below, the piece is displayed in a frame, safe from the vagaries of wind and winter.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
Blues and violets and soft lavenders glow against the rich black of the tree and crows, the sky softly textured as if with a mist that’s parted to display the shining moon in all her glory.
Nine dark crows are coming to roost in the sparse winter tree, its branches ravaged by some accident of the past, lightning or storm or some other act of man or nature.
A full moon brings clarity and insight with it, shining its light into all the branching processes of your decisions and thoughts.
Above, you can see the blue midnight sky, glowing violet moon, and deep black of the twisty tree and gathered birds. Below, it’s in a temporary frame, just waiting to fly to its new roost.
Monday, November 7th, 2016
This magnificent pink and gold sunset uses a mix of rose and amber inks to create a glowing bank of clouds, with just a hint of red near the horizon. A softer brown brings the trees and birds into closer focus than the darker silhouettes of black in some of the other Horizons pieces.
Although the colors in this are intense, the overall effect is gorgeous rather than gaudy, like a tiny window into a world where the sun is forever painting the sky in bright, glowing hues.
Above, you can see the intense pink clouds and soft, textured brown of the intricate branches. Below, the tiny art is tucked into a frame, ready to bring a bright burst of color into your life.
Saturday, November 5th, 2016
Remember, remember, the fifth of November — happy Guy Fawkes Day, Brits! Don’t forget to check your bonfire for hedgehogs and Watsons (same thing, really).
This ink painting uses a gorgeous wash of honey-gold to create a lush harvest moon, and then a deep, opaque black for the sky and silhouetted crow flying across the moon. There are slightly shimmery copper stars in the vast blackness of the sky adding a touch of life to the dramatic image.
There is a beautiful sense of movement as the crow glides across the moon, not quite centered but wonderfully detailed despite being a single color of deep black.
This golden harvest moon will add a bit of mystery to its new home.
Above, you can see all the lovely pinfeathers in silhouette against the orange moon. Below, the piece is stunning in its frame.
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