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....


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

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

  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.

  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.

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

    Fab cards - first and last are my favourites.

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

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

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