This blog is in honor of my mother.
She taught me to see and to love color. Thanks, Mom!
Another addition to my Rome series: a second gem for wicked, wicked Atia A translucent bead with a mosaic pattern in blue, red, and green jewel tones. The background is in beautiful rainbow colors: indigo, blue-green, scarlet, crimson, yellow. The mosaic pattern has a Roman look.
A cloisonne gemstone framed in satiny emerald green metal. The central image is a mysterious rose in antique metal the color of old gold, surrounded by concentric rings with an enamel-like sheen in every color: purple, crimson, orange, pale green, aqua, vermilion, and gold. The colors are intense. The colors form a cross with mysterious eyes around the rim. It makes me think of alchemical symbols; there's something arcane about its appearance.
A beautiful prismatic globe or bead with all the colors in it. The colors are rich and intense. Inside the globe you can see some rather Boschean figures engaged in doing God knows what. I didn't want to look too closely It's for Steven and his long-lost band. Strange rainbows, indeed..
A cut glass panel over a painting of multi-colored flowers. I am not fond of pastels as a rule, but I don't mind them when they are set up by more intense colors. The predominant colors here are the greens and pinky violets, but there is rose color, periwinkle, aqua, magenta, indigo, purple, olive, orange, and coral.