Posts Tagged ‘yellow’

Corona

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Corona, abstract art by Amy Crook

Corona, 8″x8″ ink wash and watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

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.

Corona, detail, by Amy Crook

Corona, detail, by Amy Crook

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.

Corona, framed art by Amy Crook

Corona, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery
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Smoulder

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Smoulder, abstract art by Amy Crook

Smoulder, 7″x5″ watercolor, Primatek watercolor, and interference watercolor on hand-torn watercolor paper

This lovely, subtle Pathways painting is a reminder that even while the world burns, there’s still beauty in it.

The fiery colors are a mix of natural and artificial pigments, a limited palette with some soft sparkle and a lot of warmth that’s still muted enough to be sophisticated contemporary art.

This abstract painting would look stunning in your home or office.

Smoulder, detail, by Amy Crook

Smoulder, detail, by Amy Crook

The muted warmth of this piece is hard to capture, but the detail above shows it pretty well, along with the texture of watercolor and paper and even the tiny hints of sparkle hiding in the paint. Below, you can see it in a temporary frame, floated on a white background to show off the hand-torn, hand-painted edges.

Smoulder, framed art by Amy Crook

Smoulder, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Series and Books
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Yellow Flower

Sunday, September 4th, 2016

Yellow Flower, abstract art by Amy Crook

Yellow Flower, 5″x5″ pen & ink and watercolor on bristol

Tiny, intricate pen-and-ink details combined with a cheerful, loose-painted yellow halo of petals make this small art the perfect thing to brighten up your space.

The middle is painted in a rusty ochre over the black ink, with the petals bursting forth like light from the solidity of the center section.

One patron described it as a Golden Snitch, with its combination of warm yellows, complex inner motifs, and airy-light outer wings.

Yellow Flower, detail, by Amy Crook

Yellow Flower, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see a close-up of the middle section, tiny circles nestled together and washed over with rusty ochre. Below, you can see this piece in a frame, a burst of light out of the warm center.

Yellow Flower, framed art by Amy Crook

Yellow Flower, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
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Ignite

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

Ignite by Amy Crook

Ignite by Amy Crook

Some fireworks to start off 2015!

This is the third in my Aglow series, taking the hues completely away from purple and black and setting them alight.

I want this painting to inspire you to coax the spark of hope and creativity in yourself to a proper bright bonfire. Ignite your passions, ignite your career, ignite yourself.

Ignite, 8″x8″ watercolor and duochrome watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.

Ignite, detail, by Amy Crook

Ignite, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see the rich red with the gorgeous metallic word both catching the sunlight and looking like they’re on fire. Below, you can see the piece in a frame, with perhaps the most accurate colors of the three images.

Ignite, framed art by Amy Crook

Ignite, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Floating Gallery, Series and Books
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Say My Name

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Say My Name, a Hastur parody comic by Amy Crook

Say My Name, a Hastur parody comic by Amy Crook

The King in Yellow showed up recently in pop culture True Detective, though we never did get a properly otherwordly connection to Hastur and his pallid mask. Names have power, and saying someone’s name three times has long been a traditional way to summon that which you perhaps didn’t really want in your living room. But Hasur is there for you this holiday, whether you like it or not.

Say My Name, 5″x7″ pen & ink and Copic marker on paper. Visit my Etsy shop and get a card with a relatively harmless Hastur of your very own.

Hastur holiday card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Hastur holiday card by Amy Crook on Etsy

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Card Design, Floating Gallery, People, Figures and Faces, Series and Books, Tentacles, Things I'm a Fan Of
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Exit Strategy

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Exit Strategy, abstract watercolor by Amy Crook

Exit Strategy, abstract watercolor by Amy Crook

Go out of the week with a bang! This image is like a brilliant sun with vibrant, rich colours and shimmering Duochrome Autumn Mystery forming licks of fire and spattering explosions. Like a bullet through an apple, there’s and entry and a bigger, messier exit.

This explosive piece of art could brighten up a corner of your home with its mix of rich matte Japanese paints and the shimmering red-orange-gold of the duochrome paint, but only until Sunday when the Floating Gallery closes up shop once again.

Exit Strategy, 5″x5″ Japanese and duochrome watercolor on watercolor paper.

Exit Strategy, detail, by Amy Crook

Exit Strategy, detail, by Amy Crook

Above you can see the shiny paint catching the light and turning from red to gold. Below, you can see it in a frame, small enough to tuck into a little corner or fit on a desk, adding a bit of vibrant interest.

Exit Strategy, framed art by Amy Crook

Exit Strategy, framed art by Amy Crook

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Wordless Wednesday: Yellow

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

that is really quite yellow, isn't it?

spirals come in yellow, too

mmmflourishes

beeeeeeeees

my god, it's full of stars

he's the yellowest of all... hastur, hastur, hast- urk!

even tentacles like yellow

baleful yellow gaze of the elder god

and ending on a sunset, because i can

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