The Astonishing Beauty of Clover

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Water Web in Blue

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Carolyn is going dotty again!  This was one of those careful, tedious paintings that was created with micro pencil strokes, minute blobs of masking fluid and a tiny brush.  Of course all that work pays off in the end! I like the runny, wet in wet effect in the back to show the rain versus the tight, crystal clear droplets.  That’s a strange phenomenon: that individually perfect orbs become something that obscures light and clarity when they mass as rain.  I like the way the background runs upward, counter intuitively, to compliment the reflections that turn the world upside down.