Saturday, December 20, 2014

Latest work: "Winter Solstice"

I knew I wanted to create something for this year's winter solstice, but (as usual) I had no plan. So I just began bringing photos together to see what I could find, and maybe something would show up to sort of lead me along. The winter solstice makes me want to be quiet, to reflect, to wind down, to rest, so I used warm brown and ochre colors, scratched metal, an owl from a U.S. postage stamp, some photos of my own painting attempts, and snuck in an Egyptian hieroglyphic or two. I put pale blue around the edges to make the warmer colors really stand out. Hope you like it! (Click to enlarge.) ©Carol Leigh
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2 comments:

Laura said...

What a beautiful piece for the Winter Solstice.

Carol Leigh said...

Thank you, Laura. Didn't see your comment until just now -- very much appreciated.