Friday, April 6th, 2012
This is another of those pieces that looks different from every angle. From the three dimensional salt to to the iridescent paint, it catches the light and the eye differently depending on how you look at it.
In this case I painted in the swishy, splashy gold spirals, and then added the blue-infused salt water in a bit of controlled chaos. Then I repeated the experiment with blue spirals, so some of the shapes are rimed in cold blue while others are edged in gilt.
Spiral Splash, watercolor and salt on paper, $299 framed, with free shipping.
You can really see the difference in the blue and gold paints in the shot above, with the cold, grainy blue making the left side look like it’s frosted over, while the shining gold on the left adds a rich warmth to the shape on the right. Below, I took a photo of the whole thing from the top down. I especially like the progression of color in the shape in the lower right, the way you can really see that the blue paint settled into the center of each shape while the gold floated to the edges.