Posts Tagged ‘metallic watercolor’
Saturday, July 8th, 2017
Every painting in the Blue Moon series is vastly different, and in that much this one remains consistent with its predecessors.
Photos can’t do justice to the deep, rich teal and turquoise of the moon and sky here, the ink bringing a glowing clarity to the colors that just doesn’t come through on a monitor. Shining silver stars dot the sky around our big blue moon, and an osprey dives through the light on its way to get its unfortunate prey.
What are you saving for a blue moon?
Above, you can see the diving raptor close up, all the detail of beak and feather against the blue moon. Below, the painting is in a frame, resting up for its long journey home.
Categories: Floating Gallery, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes, Sea Creatures and Other Animals, Series and Books
Tags: blue moon, ink wash, metallic watercolor, moon, nfs, primatek, raptor, sold, watercolor
Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Lines etched into the paper create the silhouette of a massive tree, its branches weighted down with foliage. The night sky visible in between the curves and shadows of it, cradled within the arms of the tree’s dreams.
Or perhaps the tree is a dream itself, or a keeper of dreams. Each line is a dream, forming the hill, the world, the earth, everything but the shimmering blue-violet of the sky.
You could even consider it dark matter cradling a nebula full of stars, shining out of the far reaches of the universe.
Above, you can see the lines indented into the paper with purple ink shining darkly out of each groove. Below, the scene rests in a frame, protected from the waking world for you.
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Three bright, shiny golden fish swim through a world of lovely purple water and swaying green seaweed. It makes me think of a fish tank, a little bit, or a pond somewhere with the sun filtering down and the plants growing upward.
Everything in this has a little sparkle to it, though the metallic fish are by far the brightest.
This small, strange watercolor would be perfect for a spot that’s too small for a fish tank, but in which you want to see a glimmer of gold and contemplate the peaceful life of a fish.
Above, you can see the shine of golden fish, sparkling water, and even the waving fronds have a little of it. Below, the fish are in their tank, er, frame, waiting for their forever home.
Monday, June 5th, 2017
Framed by a rich midnight blue sky and sparkling silver stars, regal purple mountains stand fast. You can imagine standing up at the top, bathed in the golden sunrise peeking from behind them, feeling the universe sending you love.
Organic shapes are contained within the heart, a nod to the diversity of nature. Metallic stars shine in complementing spirals all around.
This beautiful painting will add a big measure of ‘whoa’ in a small package wherever you choose to hang it.
Above, you can see the stars catching the light, and a swatch of the lovely rugged purple mountains framed by midnight. Below, this tiny painting is in a frame, small enough to tuck anywhere you need a stalwart heart.
Thursday, November 5th, 2015
If you were a character in a story, you’d love you for all your quirks & flaws.
This beautiful word art was months in the making, resisting all attempts to pin it down until the inks made their appearance. Of course, words wanted ink to bring them to life, from the rich gold-dusted red in the ‘you’ to the bright apple green popping up here and there throughout.
A lovely reminder to pay more attention to the good in yourself and others, this art would brighten up any creative work space, whether that’s a computer nook, studio, kitchen, or office.
Your Story, 9″x12″ pen & ink, metallic watercolor, and ink wash on Strathmore watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the sparkle of gold in the rich red of the YOU. There’s both gold flecks in the red ink, and a gold metallic watercolor in the decorative details. Below, the piece is in a frame, just waiting to bring its message to the right recipient.
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
A mysterious raven sits atop a black branch, its feathers containing colors within their inky darkness. A moon silhouettes the scene, full and round and bright behind the bird. The sky is a deep midnight, dotted with silver stars.
Inktober started as a fun way to get myself playing with some new media, but it turned into a month of beautiful new art.
A group of ravens is an unkindness, but what do you call just one?
Midnight Raven, 6″x6″ pen & ink, ink wash, and metallic watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the shine of gold in the ink of the raven’s feathers, and the gleam of silver in the stars. Below, the raven has taken a temporary perch in a frame.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
It’s the last day of September’s Floating Gallery, and I’m grateful to everyone who’s emailed me to comment on a piece, set up a payment plan, or bought art outright. Every one of you is awesome!
The latest Cuppa is charmingly decked out in a warm, cosy piece of knitwear! The bright red cable knit cradles the bright green cup, almost a holiday feel with the gold gilding the edges but also evoking the color of new leaves and green tea.
Hand knits always make me think of gifts created with love, especially one that fits its intended wearer so well. The intricacies of cabling and seed stitch evoke hours of careful attention to detail, and the feeling of warmth seeping through the wool.
What better to be grateful for than a hot cup of tea?
Cuppa Gratitude, 7″x5″ pen & ink, watercolor, and metallic watercolor on paper.
Above, you can see the slightly mad inking I did on the cable knit design for the cup cosy. Below, the cuppa is tucked into a frame to keep it extra warm.
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