Posts Tagged ‘canvas board’

Tentacle Deeps 37

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Tentacle Deeps 37 by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 37 by Amy Crook

Today I bring you, in a completely unsurprising move, more tentacles! My computer really hates the color of these tentacles, so if you’re hoping for accuracy the framed photo is the closest. Photoshop and I just couldn’t come to an agreement here for some reason. Madness!

Anyway, these tentacles are painted with watercolor onto canvas board, which gives them an intriguing texture both in the background and the tentacles themselves, and causes the paint to dry slightly muted from what I expect, so that the blacks are soft and matte.

Tentacle Deeps 37, 8″x10″ watercolor on canvas board.

Tentacle Deeps 37, detail, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 37, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see how the paint sinks into the texture of the canvas. Below, the framed shot for scale and color closest to the reality. Which is to say, not very, heh.

Tentacle Deeps 37, framed art by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 37, framed art by Amy Crook

Categories: Angels, Cthulhu, and Other Myths, Daily Art, Series and Books, Tentacles
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Unreal Angel

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Unreal Angel by Amy Crook

Unreal Angel by Amy Crook

I’ve had this painting for a while now, but I was never quite happy with certain details in it, so today when I was painting I pulled it out and mixed up a soft, warm gold and brought the too-subtle wings into fuller being. They’re still translucent and only half-realized at best, but much easier to see.

Unreal Angel, 12″x16″ pastel and oil paint on canvas board.

Unreal Angel, detail, by Amy Crook

I also added a sort of secret detail; I got out my duochrome aquamarine and gave him a gently-blended halo that you can only see from some angles — in photos, it only showed up with the flash on.

Categories: Floating Gallery
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Work in Progress: Golden Light

Thursday, February 10th, 2011

WIP: Golden Light by Amy Crook

Work in Progress by Amy Crook

One of the things I do when I’ve got my oil paints out is to prepare canvases to become future works. I have no idea what I’m going to do with this little canvas and its wash of golden light (the lighting in the image only intensifies the effect of the paint), but I’m sure I’ll think of something. A soft, sepia-and-white portrait, perhaps. Or giant evil bees. Who knows?

Categories: Daily Art, Works In Progress
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Translucent Pelagic Octopus

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Translucent Pelagic Octopus tiny painting by Amy Crook

Translucent Pelagic Octopus tiny painting by Amy Crook

Today’s tiny painting is a Translucent Pelagic Octopus, a deep-sea creature that floats ghostlike in the dark ocean. They have some phosphorescence in blues and reds and even a bit of gold to go with the white, and seem to be sculptures of living glass. Iridescent paint gives the image a big of shimmer, adding to the effect.

He’s giving you a cheerful hello wave from his tiny canvas, which is about the size of a postcard. He comes with a small wooden easel to easily display him on a flat surface such as a bookshelf, mantelpiece, desk, cubicle, or very patient cat.

Pelagic Octopus, 4″x5″ oil painting on canvas board.

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Tentacles
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Impressionist Flowers

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Impressionist Flowers by Amy Crook

Impressionist Flowers by Amy Crook

With the tiny paintings, I will often paint a batch of skies, or water, or whatever, and go back in and decide what to do with it later. When I pulled out this warm blue sky to work on it again, I wanted to do something impressionistic for spring that really brought that feeling of warm sleepy days with bees buzzing around the flowers.

The edges of this canvas board are finished, the image wrapping around to the sides to add a some extra dimension. The easel is included, so this painting can be displayed as is on a bookshelf, desk, windowsill, or anywhere you want a little spring sunshine.

Impressionist Flowers, 6″x4″ oil painting on canvas board with 5″ tall wooden easel, sold.

Impressionist Flowers by Amy Crook

Impressionist Flowers by Amy Crook

Categories: Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
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