Kelp and Variations
My inspiration for this large watercolor is the kelp off of Shark Reef on Lopez island in the San Juan Islands off the coast of Washington state where you can watch the seals while sitting atop the rocky ledge. I imagine what it feels like to be a seal and bake in the sun on the rocks and then dive into the cold water to play or fish. They do not feel the cold and wet the way we do. It feels like bright to dim and warm to cool and movement is freer in the water. Vision changes from clear to murky like going into a dark room where suddenly you are flying.
I wanted to capture the color and movement of kelp on the static classic tile pattern in watery colors. I wanted to keep a balance on whether you see the pattern or whether you see the kelp.
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giclée print using Epson HDR Ultrachrome archival inks / includes white border. Digital reproduction of watercolor original.
Printed on Canson Infinity Arches Aquarelle Textured Watercolor Paper
310gsm / 100% cotton / PH neutral/ Acid Free certified
I created these variations in color to experiment with how it looked on some objects for the home and table.