Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Ah, the foibles of subtle art and electronic reproduction. The monitor tries to wash out this painting into cyan or acid green, but don’t let it fool you, there is a gorgeous seafoam green color to these rising strands. It has a very subtle feeling of being underwater somewhere brightly sunlit, so that the water is washed to white and the kelp glows from within, with only the densest leaves showing darker greens.
This painting is a dreamy abstract watercolor that gives a sense of weightlessness, of drifting slowly upward with a slight sway from some hidden current.
Kelp, 8″x8″ watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see some of the subtle details that get washed out in the scan. The color in that photo comes out a little too green, but you can get a better feel of how soft and peaceful it is. Below, the sunlight streams in on this piece in its dark frame.