Monday, April 12, 2010

Mangrove Tangle 1 & 2

Pastel on paper 9 x 12

Pastel on paper 8 x 8

These are 2 studies I did of the Mangrove roots. I took photos kayaking one day, going in and out of the little passageways was so much fun, it feels so otherworldly and jungle like. They are interesting plants, I will continue to work some more on these. I think I was happier with less root showing, but got a little carried away. Simpler might be better in this case.

3 comments:

  1. Oh my these are just stunning! I'm traveling with you in the kayak, green with envy. you did not get carried away. simply amazing, great palatte.

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  2. These are great! Very reminiscent of the "grass" paintings which I love. I don't think you got carried away either...I love the energy going on in the root areas and I agree with the previous post..you can almost feel the sights, sounds and smells of kayaking through these areas. Love the contrasting reddish color in the roots.

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  3. Both of these are so great...love the abstract shapes of the roots and the linear strokes of the foliage.

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