Saturday, January 17, 2015

Ocean and mushroom

I have these funny tubes of paint that I found for a ridiculously low price at the local job lot.  They are named like sweaters in the J. Crew catalog.
Nevertheless, I am drawn to the colors and have done a series of work using Ocean, Mushroom, Birch and Twig.

For today's viewing pleasure, I bring you Ocean and Mushroom.
(all on 4"x6" watercolor paper)



This is one of those pieces that went from bad to worse, to "I'm throwing this away", to "okay I can live with it but it's kind of a mess."
This was intended to be the start of a background, but the more I look at it, the more I like it just the way it is and the way it evokes the shore.  Just don't call that a mushrooom cloud in the sky.








Tune in tomorrow for Ocean and Birch....




10 comments:

  1. Lovely colors and great prints! Thanks for your postcard! Have a great weekend.

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  2. Nice, Karen, I like them in spite of the names...

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  3. Lovely colors, regardless of J Crew sweater names. I like them all but especially one and 4. And especially 4. Love the simplicity. Looks kinda like a gelli ghost print.

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  4. I like the last one, too. I don't see a mushroom cloud, just the way the fog can roll in during the afternoon in winter, taking you by surprise.

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  5. Great colours, whatever they're called :)

    Fab cards - first and last are my favourites.

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  6. Oh, I love those colors together they are just dreamy.

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  7. They seem pretty nice, now that I am working backwards. Guess you never know what might turn up in those stores. xox

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  8. Circles on the first one look so great! You achieved such great depth with your shading.

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