I had been wanting to try this concept ever since I was introduced to it in a workshop. In the workshop it was presented as string between two layers of tissue paper. I wondered if it would work as string between a layer of watercolor paper and a layer of tissue paper. Eye Of The Ocean is the result.
The temperature of the piece is overall cool, and I wanted to add a splash of warmth as a focal point. I have spongy thing that my watch came in that makes a wonderful stamp, and I painted it and used it for the highlight.
I photographed this painting outside on the floor, and while putty isn't a horrible color for a background, I would like to see how it looks with other colors before making a final decision. I do think it should be floated in its frame, though. That way the strings hanging out on the side will show, and that's one thing that makes it a cool piece. In this photo, the strings show best at the top and bottom, but they exist on all four sides.