Blue and Green Marble

"Blue and Green Marble"
6" x 6"
Oil on canvas panel
Another one of my glassy orbs.  These are about an inch and a quarter in diameter. They're so clear and fun to look into.  

When I begin a series, I imagine who might wish to own the pieces.  If they like the marble color, the background with a similar color will be fine.  So this is my decision-making process regarding that.

Thanks for shooting by :-)  Okay, that was a stretch.
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Other Worlds

"Other Worlds"
15" x 9"
Watercolor on paper
There are worlds where the lowly feather is looked upon with wonder and awe. 

I cut out waxed paper shapes: feathers, circles, crescents, leaves, and arranged them on the saturated watercolor paper, then brushed on deep values of paint.  It didn't go under the waxed paper, which had become saturated and flimpy.  

I immediately covered the whole thing with plastic wrap and squooshed it where I wanted wrinkles.  I put a magazine on top of the plastic wrap to weight it slightly. Don't use anything of value, it could absorb paint. Then put the whole thing on a level shelf in the deep freeze. (remember it's on a cookie sheet) Or outside if you have below zero, not just below freezing, temperatures.

Now go away.  Forget about it for a day or so.  You won't see my next installment until the day after Christmas.  So go eat some fruitcake, drink some egg nog,  or staple mistletoe wherever you plan to spend the next couple of days.

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I mean it, don't peek or peel up that plastic wrap.  Santa's watching.  



20" x 10"
Acrylic on canvas
There's a place where coins rest on bottom of the sea, all crusted over with indigenous minerals and marked with trails of migrating organisms. 

"Coins" is the last in the series of textured orbs.  It was an enjoyable experiment. There will be more after the first of the year.  I'm eager to paint like this again.  It has a freeing quality about it.  The rules of composition and color remain, but it uses a different part of my right side. 

See them all on in the area marked Carol Keene's Gallery.  Or click here to zoom there without having to attach your wings.