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3 Strange Watercolors

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Something different for today, three paintings I love and wish were in good homes being loved and appreciated.

Water Lilies 1 by Amy Crook

Blue Moon 4 by Amy Crook

Skull Paper by Amy Crook


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How to Paint a Goldfish

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Except not really, since this is mostly about how the background came to be. But I thought you’d enjoy seeing some shots of yesterday’s art coming to life, anyway!

a few good swipes of warm yellow-gold paint

become a nice overall wash

some dots of rich bright pink turn red as they blossom into the wet yellow wash

blooming like poppies as paint drips from above

more yellow, this time a cool lemon, joins the pooling colors

add in a spritz of water for good measure

and then wait until it all dries

flip it over and paint a fish on it

a few details tweaked and it's done

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Wordless Wednesday: Arches Cover Black

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Technically, Arches Cover black is a printmaking paper, soft and thick to take deep impressions of printing plates, and absorbent enough to grab and hold the ink. I’ve been using both the black and white versions of this paper for watercolors, though, because I’m an art supply rebel. Also, they’re cool.

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Fairytale Sky 4, detail, by Amy Crook

Ampersand, detail, by Amy Crook

Moonglow, detail 1, by Amy Crook

Demonsreach, detail, by Amy Crook

Vampire Moon by Amy Crook

Spirals Trio, three watercolor abstracts by Amy Crook

Radial Symmetry 1, detail, by Amy Crook

Blue Planet 1, detail, by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 46 by Amy Crook

Tentacle Deeps 29, watercolor by Amy Crook

Gold Spirals 1 & 2, framed art by Amy Crook

Positive Space, detail, by Amy Crook

Fish Skellington by Amy Crook

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Wordless Weds: Under the Sea

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

I thought I’d revisit some sea creatures this week who aren’t skeletal or cartoon. There’s still a lot of tentacles, though.

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Wordless Wednesday: Yellow

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

that is really quite yellow, isn't it?

spirals come in yellow, too



my god, it's full of stars

he's the yellowest of all... hastur, hastur, hast- urk!

even tentacles like yellow

baleful yellow gaze of the elder god

and ending on a sunset, because i can

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Crows, Singular and in Murders

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Today we’re revisiting paintings of crows, singular and plural, in murders and on wires. Click on any image to see its details.

A Murder of Crows, calligraphy and art by Amy Crook

Rain Crow, pen & ink and salt art by Amy Crook

A Murder of Crows 2, watercolor by Amy Crook

Hello City, watercolor by Amy Crook

The Beating of Mighty Wings, lithograph by Amy Crook

Sunrise Crows watercolor by Amy Crook

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

One of the things that I find both tedious and delightful with my glitter pens and spirals is to draw filigree, in moons and skies and planets, so enjoy a bit of sparkle in your Wednesday.

Filigree Moon, detail, by Amy Crook

Filigree Planet, detail, by Amy Crook

Filigree Planet 2, detail, by Amy Crook

Filigree Moon 2, detail, by Amy Crook

Filigree Planet 3, detail, by Amy Crook

Silver Lining, detail, by Amy Crook

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