Posts Tagged ‘snow’
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
The last time I saw snow was a freak storm when I was visiting family last year, but the flakes were just like this, fat and fluffy and white against the darkening sky. There’s a very specific kind of snow that looks this way when it’s falling, and is perfect for snowball fights, snowmen, and going inside afterward to drink cocoa.
The white here is ink rather than paint, and its random-seeming spatter has just enough of a direction to it that you can imagine the wind softly blowing the flakes off their course.
Perfect for a winter soul all year round, or as an elegant decoration that’s more seasonal than holiday-related.
Above, you can see the soft-edged layers of snowflakes, a few so close and big you could almost catch them on a mitten. Below, I’ve trapped this moment in a frame, just waiting to bring a bit of winter wonderland to you!
Friday, September 16th, 2011
It’s always fascinating to me how the different colors of ink react to the salt — some of them don’t actually spread into the halo of crystal formations, but this one took its rich blue color all the way to the tips, leaving the darker, more violet-toned ink behind in the central circle. This piece combines the blue snowflake-like salt formations from Snowflakes with the fascinating brushwork from Aglow 2 to get an entirely new effect that reminds me of a pattern from the ’50s or ’60s.
Modern Snow, 5″x5″ mixed media on paper, $555, framed, with free shipping.
Like all the paintings I made using the lunar black, this one’s got the gorgeous contrast between the velvety dark areas and the sparkling salt crystals.
A simple frame will keep your art safe from damage, even those strange sideways crystals that grow at odd angles out of the paper.