Green pigment is hard to find in Colorado. And it makes sense, considering the nature of the landscape. As I was working on this collection, an artist in Virginia mailed to me a small vial of some very unique and evocative green pigment made from crushed river rocks. And just like that, in only three days or so, the color of Virginia made its way into my Colorado pigments collection. I was delighted to merge this wonderful cool tone with some of my more subtle Colorado pigments and create Interdependence. Interdependence is an ode to the blurring of boundaries (geographical and otherwise), that happens when I (we) stop delineating with the mind and start opening the heart to the coming and going of all things. It also comes wrapped in gorgeous branded packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This painting comes with a tiny glass vial that holds a sample of the foraged rocks or soils that were used to create the colors used to make it. It also comes wrapped in gorgeous branded packaging with a Certificate of Authenticity.
This work was painted on 300 lb Arches Coldpress watercolor paper, with a combination of artist-grade and locally foraged pigments. It was sealed with Gamblin Cold Wax Medium to protect it and to bring out the gorgeous earth tones of the rock and soil-based paints. It measures 5x7 inches.
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