In the past my color palette has mainly consisted of natural tones with lot of dark color vignetting the scenes. I am drawn to earth and jewel tones and you can see that in a lot of my artwork.
My current series is completely different and I must say a little uncomfortable for me at times. The prominent color in this series is white with accents of gold, black and peeks of brown. Previously I have stayed away from white and have never used gold, if I used a metallic color it was always a copper. So it was a big surprise for me when these colors demanded to be used.
I think a lot of it has to do with the meaning behind the series and what it explores. For me white represents clarity, spirituality and new beginnings. White is also a mourning color in several cultures. Gold embodies tradition and strength; the warmth of it balances the coldness sometimes associated with white. It also illuminates and enhances other things around it. Brown is a grounding, earthy color, its stability, comfort and balance.
I have been working hard on this new series and can't wait to share it with you in April. I have not shown it to many people yet, deciding it best to unveil it to everyone once it is complete. Below are several sneak peeks, little corners or sections of various pieces.
Contemporary encaustic artwork by Shannon Amidon. Reclaimed and earth friendly materials used to create timeless, layered, natural motifs. Inspired by the briefness of life & the wonders of the natural world.