Monday, September 2, 2013

Emerald Castle

Another fantasy castle...this one's in green. What if a castle really was made out of precious stones? Suppose emerald, or other green gems, were common in some world, common enough to use as a facing on an otherwise utilitarian defense building? I experimented with color over brown paper. 

I've been going through my stock of paints and other art materials and have found to my dismay that some of my best acrylics have dried up, just when I want to use them on a project at my workplace. The green colors are especially affected. I guess I should have painted more emerald castles.

"Emerald Castle" is acrylic gouache and colored pencil on brown paper, 7" x 10", April 1997.

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