Saturday, February 18, 2012

Timepiece

Timepiece
Medium: Watercolors
Size: 12.5x21.3 inches
Details, original, and prints available -here-

The final piece deviated a bit from the original sketch. What I had in mind at the start was to have the ground cut away as in Inner Workings, with the roots entwined into the cogs of a contrasting gold color. But by the time I had worked my way down to the lower foreground, I was liking the really striking contrast of the glow from inside the tree, to the deep blues surrounding. And how the glow spilled out in a path towards the girl. I didn't want to disrupt that by filling the lower right with bright gold and light. So I tried to make it more subtle instead.

One evening a while back, Claire was cuddling on top of me, with her ear pressed to my chest. She was quiet a long time, and I thought she had fallen asleep, but suddenly she looked up and said, "Tick tock tick tock." I explained to her her that was my heartbeat she was hearing, not a clock.




5 comments:

  1. Wow, this is beautiful. I love the blues. Truly spectacular. Please keep going with this series, it is amazing.

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  2. Gorgeous... I love the series and the parallels you draw between organics and mechanics; especially how you show that they are quietly nestled within each other. It certainly gives you something to think about. :)

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  3. Really amazing! I grew up around a lot of old, "grandfather clocks" and you got this one just right!

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  4. I was waiting and waiting to see what this would look like finished. It is amazing!
    Love it. :)

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