Abstract mixed aquamedia painting from my gemstones series. Original work is on full sheet Arches 140 lb cold press paper, 30×22. This process used Winsor & Newton transparent watercolor, Pelikan ink, and Liquitex gold metallic acrylic. I painted this as a demo for a group of artists, and a woman named Elaine bought it on the spot, before the paint was dry.

Featured in Watermedia group, July 2009.
Featured in #1 Artists of RedBubble, August 2010.


abstract, aquamedia, black, blue, dana, gemstones, gold, metallic, roper

I am fascinated by the concept of serendipity – the spontaneous discovery of one thing while searching for another. I rarely plan my art. I prefer to LET it happen rather than MAKE it happen.

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  • riverotter
    riverotterabout 5 years ago

    Such depth, dimensionality and movement in this piece Dana. The colors and painting are gorgeous … well done!

  • Thanks again, Emily!! I did this one as a demo to an art group, and a woman in the audience named Elaine bought it on the spot while it was still wet… :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • Enoeda
    Enoedaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks! I did this one as a demonstration to a group of people, and a woman named Elaine bought it on the spot – while the paint was still wet! :-)

    – Dana Roper

  • helene
    heleneabout 5 years ago

    Love the colours and textures here dana!

  • Thank you, Helene! I appreciate your comment.

    – Dana Roper

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 5 years ago

    An interesting playful abstract with beautiful colors

  • Thanks! Making it was a fun adventure.

    – Dana Roper

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 5 years ago

    love this – i reckon i would have bought it too!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Dana Roper

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanabout 5 years ago

  • Thanks so much for the feature! I really appreciate it!

    – Dana Roper

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreabout 5 years ago

    I wish I could see the original of this, I know this pic does not do it justice! Beautiful Dana.

  • Thanks, Lynn! How thoughtful of you!

    – Dana Roper

  • Janette  Dengo
    Janette Dengoabout 5 years ago

    the colours here are breathtaking… I would have bought it too!! Your gem series are sooooo wonderful. love them all! : )

  • Thank you so much, Janette!!! The gem series was a fun one – I haven’t done any for a while, but I’m looking forward to getting back to that series someday and see what comes out!

    – Dana Roper

  • Tezz
    Tezzabout 5 years ago

    So unusual and really beautiful Dana….love the looseness contrasting with the crystal clarity…..

  • Thanks for your comment! I really appreciate it!!!

    – Dana Roper

  • leonie7
    leonie7almost 4 years ago

    Wow Dana this is outstanding art work stuning and such beautiful color love it lee

  • Thanks much, Lee! So glad you like it!!!

    – Dana Roper

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