“Virgo”

Here’s my husband’s birth sign:
img_3798 He requested to incorporate his favorite colour: green. So I complied with his request. It was used predominantly in the centre of the painting.

Then the green is extended by subtle edging on the sides:
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Finally it was used as an iridescent highlight layer over for the star-sign :
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Heres another detail shot:
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Originally when I thought of doing these pieces, I wanted to do the star-signs in gold or silver metallic paint. I guess I could have done them here, but I thought it would be more harmonious if I kept the signs themselves white (since, they are going to be grouped together). Instead I chose to incorporate small variations, in the subtle highlighting of the signs via iridescent overlay. I guess we’ll see if it was a good decision or not when they are grouped.

Stay tuned for the last of this mini series featuring my star-sign😀
Have a good weekend!

Pisces

Here is the Pisces piece from the Zodiac series:
img_3794 This one is done with a fiery “nebula-like” centre by request of my eldest son.

To reflect the fiery “underpainting”, I decided to include a red line on the profile of the painting:
img_3795The sides of the painting are still matte black. I want to keep the matte black as a unifying feature on all four pieces of this series.

More details:
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img_3797 The sign part if the painting was done with white and an iridescent green to offset the warm centre of the painting. Again, it’s really hard to capture depth of these paintings in my photo. Moreover, it’s also hard to show the shift in the colours as the light hits the painting in various angles. Hopefully, you still get the sense of it.