The Universe

I continued my experiments with cerulean blue deep today. I’m not exactly sure how the oval shape came about. I was experimenting with stabbing brush strokes and the oval shape just happened.

I really like Japanese brushes for stabby work. Unlike the synthetic ones that bounce back into shape after being smushed, the bristles of the Japanese brushes retain their smushed shape. Once they’re dipped into water though, they return to their original pointy shape.

Watercolor: Abstract - Egg 040417

12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

The bottom, low contrast area reminds me of a picture of the universe I saw once. I don’t remember what was being mapped, but it looked like a flattened blue/green globe. The higher contrast area at the top is more solid. It reminds me of a rock called ‘conglomerate’, made up of smaller individual rocks.

What is outside the bounds of the universe? Cerulean blue deep, of course.

7 thoughts on “The Universe

  1. This image reminds me of polished paua shells, which are very popular in New Zealand (it’s the colours in your universe, as well as the oval shape). I believe that paua is called abalone elsewhere in the world. In NZ we make the polished shell into jewellery and ornaments etc.

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