14.7 x 11.1″ watercolor and ink on paper.
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This is a composition in watercolor and ink on paper. I think that here I actually used some of the Higgins yellow pigment based ink on the background, mixed in with my standard turquoise and magenta. That yellow pushes all the way out to the edges, creating a yellow negative space that defines the context of the inner composition. The white spots become the presence of white instead of the absence of color. The foreground layer is very fluid. The paint was very wet and watery around the formations of bright white and iridescent turquoise and the fluidity carried the pigments around the composition, creating areas for the colors to mingle and for dark blacks to form. I added a touch of the Higgins black just left of center, between the turquoise and the red/white.
This painting is evocative of a mixture of discrete elements bubbling up and swirling around like vacations in a five year plan. “Fee fees” is what Liv calls feelings, and talking about them can often feel pretty ambiguous. How do you really feel? Are feeling a source of motivation or an abstracted way of reflecting upon and processing things that have happened? It’s all a mystery to me.
On an administrative note, I’ve adopted the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International copyright license and plan on using it for all future digital images posted to this site. Basically that means you can do what ever you like with the image. You can print it out and put it on your wall, you can print it out and give it to a friend, you can put it on your album cover, you can invert the colors and put it on your bizarroblakebrasher.org fan site. The only stipulation is that you must give me appropriate credit (my name and web site would be nice) and you have to note if you’ve made changes to the original image.
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