Posts Tagged ‘zoisite’

Zoisite Swirls

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Zoisite Swirls, abstract art by Amy Crook

Zoisite Swirls by Amy Crook, $77

This piece is an echo of Hibiscus Green, but using the color palette from yesterday’s art. The mixture of the gold tones and zoisite texture gives it an illusion of being an iridescent bronze, even though the paint is actually quite matte. The zoisite is especially matte, soft and velvety looking on the paper’s surface.

Zoisite Swirls, 6.375″x4.25″ hibiscus tea on paper, $77 with free shipping.

Categories: Abstract and Just Plain Weird, Daily Art
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Squamous Turtle

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Squamous Turtle, watercolor by Amy Crook

Squamous Turtle by Amy Crook

I made this little guy in a very similar manner to the Opera Squid, except I mixed rich quinacridone gold with the grey-green zoisite genuine for his palette. He gets his name from one of Lovecraft’s favorite adjectives, which means scaly, and from the texture created when the granular zoisite settles out of the mix, leaving the quinacridone to stain the paper gold.

Squamous Turtle, 7″x5″ watercolor on paper, nfs (sold).

Categories: Daily Art, Sea Creatures and Other Animals
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