acrylic, toner, watercolor, graphite and wax on panel
6.75" square, 2011 — $330
This was not the image it was intended to be, but many creative acts often diverge from the staid safety of intention.
I allowed things to get a bit messy. The powdered graphite seeped into glazes of acrylic and reactivated a buried layer of watercolor. What was supposed to be a simple plume became a noxious spill into the majority of the composition. Like most of my forays into color (which have been increasing of late) I find myself disillusioned with any color that is too easily named, so I allow dry mediums such as pastel and charcoal to push them into powdery tints and tones. Obviously, there is a correlation between an image of particulate haze and the application of that haze with a powdery particulate.