Friday, May 6th, 2016

Rust, abstract watercolor by Amy Crook

Rust, 6″x6″ Primatek and duochrome watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper

A lovely paint made of real iron oxide adds a rich, rusty yellow ochre to the other natural earth tones from last month’s Storm, and the result is a painting that feels not like clouds but the encroaching entropy of some white metal left to the elements.

This abstract explores the idea of beauty in decay, and there’s just a touch of secret shine hiding in some of the darker areas that adds a hint of green. Growth as the next step in decay.

Rust, detail, by Amy Crook

Rust, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can just see the shine of green in the lower left, contrasting with the gorgeous earthy reds and ochres. Below, the painting sits in a frame, like a tiny piece of some post-apocalyptic future.

Rust, framed art by Amy Crook

Rust, framed art by Amy Crook

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