Posts Tagged ‘watercolor crayons’

Gliding Under the Canopy

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Gliding Under the Canopy by Amy Crook

Gliding Under the Canopy by Amy Crook, $199

I’ve had this background of faint green leaves or feathers for a long time now, just waiting for the right image to go on top of it. I decided it needed a bird of prey to glide along under a sunlit canopy of leaves. The subtle textures of green in the background get somewhat lost in the glare of the scanner; this is definitely another piece that has a lot to offer in person.

I like the way there’s more space in front of the bird than behind, as if to suggest an endless forest of new green leaves just waiting ahead.

Gliding Under the Canopy, 6″x4″ watercolor crayon and watercolor on paper, $199 with free shipping.

Gliding Under the Canopy, detail, by Amy Crook

Gliding Under the Canopy, detail, by Amy Crook

Above, you can see some more of the soft green texture that permeates the background. Below, I’ve got the piece tucked into a frame, where the green glows behind the golden brown bird.

Gliding Under the Canopy, framed art by Amy Crook

Gliding Under the Canopy, framed art by Amy Crook

  • Title: Gliding Under the Canopy
  • 6 in. x 4 in. watercolor and watercolor crayon on Fluid watercolor paper
  • $199 for the original (tax will be added if you live in CA)
  • Frame is not included, but can be added for $50 (shipping included)
  • Shipping is free anywhere in the world
  • Payment plans are available, just email me
  • The button below will take you to Paypal – if you’d like to pay another way, just let me know and we’ll work it out

Categories: Daily Art, Flowers, Trees and Landscapes
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The Eyes Have It

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The Eyes Have It, abstract art by Amy Crook

The Eyes Have It, abstract art by Amy Crook, $59

This little piece is practically a sketch with its rough lines and simple structure. I made the salt pools using paint instead of ink, and the salt-infused paint grew brittle and flaked away at the centers, as you can see. Then I added halos of color to give it a feeling like the eyes on a peacock’s tail, first scribbling with the watercolor crayons and then going in with the water brush to soften the lines and blend the colors.

The scribbly lines make for a fun computer wallpaper or iPhone wallpaper, too, so I made up free ones for you. Okay, mostly for me, but a little bit for you.

The resulting little drawing is unframed, but the stiff card would sit easily on a bookshelf or little cubby, or I could even include one of my tiny wooden easels for display if you’d like.

The Eyes Have It, 5.5″x4.25″ mixed media on paper, $59 with free shipping.

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art, Free Wallpapers
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Blue Fish

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Blue Fish by Amy Crook

Blue Fish by Amy Crook

It’s not properly a weeble despite it being Wednesday, but this sad little fishy has the same cartoonish, playful tone, I think.

I decided to experiment a little with a medium I acquired some time ago and have never quite made peace with, watercolor crayons. I’m not sure if it’s the quality of the sets I’ve got or just the medium itself, but I’m never quite happy with the childlike texture that clings to the page even when I go in after and activate them with water.

This fish wanted to be blue in honor of Dr. Seuss, so perhaps a cheery red fish will make it up sometime next week.

Blue Fish, 7″x5″ watercolor crayons on watercolor paper, not for sale.

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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