In Limbo – Cinnabar

Second in the series: Cinnabar*

This time no mixing with inks – just watercolours.
* Cinnabar is another name for Vermilion, a brilliant red [red-orange] pigment, which is actually made from the powdered mineral cinnabar.

A beautiful weekend to everyone.

In Limbo – Cinnabar

In Limbo - Cinnabar©marina kanavaki



detail 1

In Limbo-Cinnabar det1 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 2

In Limbo-Cinnabar det2 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 3

In Limbo-Cinnabar det3 ©Marina Kanavaki


Technique: Watercolour

Original size: 22x29cm

from my watercolor & ink series “In Limbo” 2014 © Marina Kanavaki

  SHOP In Limbo – Cinnabar ART PRINT @ Imagekind

[museum quality printing and framing]

  SHOP In Limbo – Cinnabar ART PRINT @ Society6



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79 replies »

  1. Oh this is lovely Marina – the design is fantastic. Those colors in the land being absorbed by the tree trunk is extraordinary. Beautiful work. Once again your posts are not loading into my reader. I’ll try unfollowing and re-follow and hopefully it will work. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • Oh, that is so nice to hear, my dear Mary – thank you!
      As for the reader… I know and since I am going to be offline for a week, I know I’ll experience something like this when I come back… Thank you for re-following!
      Have a beautiful new week ahead [well, Sunday first!]! 🙂 xx

      • Hi Marina, thanks so much and I hope you enjoy some wonderful relaxing down time for the next week. Have a wonderful Sunday and most fantastic time next week. Appreciate your blogging friendship and wonderful encouraging support , means a lot to me. Take care ~

  2. The vibrant cinnabar adds a lively intensity. It captures the eye and forces you to look at it.
    Like it’s saying, ‘Look at me, I am here alone but still glowing’.
    It is its’ own painting. There is no comparison to Fandango. They ar both individual with different auras. LOVE … this one too … immensely. ❤

  3. A colour close to my heart and a mineral with close kinship to volcanoes and hot springs. As a fiery Leo in limbo your art resonates deeply in me and is timely as we enter the sign of the Lion. You ground this burning energy in the earth that feeds the tree giving it creative purpose. Thank you for this beauty Marina…

  4. It’s always such a treat to see your work Marina. Love your colors as always. Have a wonderful weekend yourself. Warmest wishes…Andrew 🙂

  5. Lovely colors dear Marina especially the sky effect. I must admit though I had to Google Cinnabar but could not connect with this post clearly 😦

    • Thank you, my dear Dilip and sorry for the insufficient information. I just added an asterisk on Cinnabar, in the post. It is a mineral from which the color ‘vermillion’ [orange red] comes from. It’s also another name for ‘vermilion’. 🙂
      Happy weekend!

    • They are indeed a kind of progression of As Above So Below, got it! They both derived from the same idea. Thank you, my friend! All the best to you too! 🙂

    • I have to look into that – probably something I didn’t check. Also I just realized that I forgot about your advice and again made full post viewable from the reader… Oh, well.
      Thank you so much, my dear Donna. Your kind words mean so much to me.
      Have a beautiful weekend!

  6. There is so much of pure nature, energy and joy in these pieces Mariana. What a wonderful uplifting body of work. Thank you for the joy of experiencing them.

  7. Great colour combination and atmosphere, dear Marina! Have a nice weekend!!! xxx

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