And the Stars, Like Grains of Sand

Another instance of not knowing where my titles come from.  The reference is to a Science Fiction classic (which I’ve oddly not read) by Samuel R. Delaney, Stars in my Pocket like Grains of Sand.  This is a merger between my Sun and Moon series and my Retro Circles series, plus it was rather fun to use such an unusual size at 6 x 18.

“And the Stars, Like Grains of Sand”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 6″ x 18″

And the Stars, like Grains of Sand | Watercolor and pen on paper | 6" x 18" | September 2014
And the Stars, like Grains of Sand | Watercolor and pen on paper | 6″ x 18″ | September 2014

Sunrise (Sun and Moon series)

I think I have a thing for companion pieces.  This one goes with my earlier “Sunset” painting, for obvious reasons.  I changed it up a bit by placing the sun slightly off-center and changing the rays around.

“Sunrise”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

Sunrise | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | August 2014
Sunrise | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | August 2014

Sun v2 and Sun v3 (Sun and Moon series)

More suns to enjoy.  I did the plain sun first, then decided to do another version with the face in it afterwards.  The pictures don’t really show how vibrant the turquoise blue is in the backgrounds.

“Sun v2”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

“Sun v3”
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

Sun v2 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | June 2014
Sun v2 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | June 2014
Sun v3 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | June 2014
Sun v3 | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | June 2014

Sunset (Sun and Moon series)

Sunset
Watercolor and pen on paper, 7.5″ x 9″

I was thrilled with out this one turned out, especially that night sky.  I hadn’t worked with salt on wet paper in a while and it took a few tries to get what I was looking for.

Sunset | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | June 2014
Sunset | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | June 2014

Sun and Moon (Sun and Moon series)

Companion pieces for the Sun and Moon series.  I’d been doing both for a bit but specifically did these two as a pair.

“Sun”
Watercolor and pen on watercolor paper
7.5 x 9

“Moon”
Watercolor and pen on watercolor paper
7.5 x 9

Sun | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | May 2014 | Personal Collection
Sun | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | May 2014 | Personal Collection
Moon | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | May 2014 | Personal Collection
Moon | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | May 2014 | Personal Collection