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


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79 Responses to “In Limbo – Cinnabar”
  1. Exciting play of colors. A visual delight!

  2. jakesprinter says:

    I love to learn more ideas in your post Marina …Superb 🙂

  3. Hello Marina,stunning concept,designing the colors reflect a life giving volcano which the tree represent,You are a genuine artist.Best regards.Jalal

  4. violetski says:

    Another beautiful work my dear freind! ❤️

  5. Aquileana says:

    Beautiful painting dear Marina.
    I liked the colors very much. Well done.
    Happy weekend ahead to you, Cheers,
    Aquileana 😛

  6. Mary says:

    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

      • Mary says:

        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 ~

  7. “In Limbo” evokes such atmospheric images, and you’ve nailed them twice:) Beautiful.

  8. 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. ❤

  9. Ajaytao2010 says:

    Please visit my new blogs if possible, hope you like it 🙂

    thank you so much dear 🙂

  10. Stunning designs, Marina. I love this colour. 🙂

  11. aFrankAngle says:

    Excellent choice of colors on this palate … and I especially liked the way your incorporated the colors on the tree. 😀

  12. Designer says:

    Marina, this is gorgeous!! I love the red. Happy Tuesday to you, my friend! ~xo

  13. clinock says:

    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…

  14. I love the vibrancy of Cinnabar, Marina! Lovely combinations with the blues, too! Beautiful work, as always! Hugs to you, my friend…

  15. Madhu says:

    Love the cinnabar and the soft blues! But I think I prefer the deeper tones of Fandango even more Marina 🙂

  16. Amy Reese says:

    This is gorgeous. And cinnabar sounds so exotic. Love it!

  17. Form and formlessness combined. Wonderful!

  18. Andrew Seal says:

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

  19. Lovely, very sweet image! Have a great weekend, Marina!

  20. Meanderer says:

    That’s lovely. i ike the colours very much. And isn’t ‘cinnabar’ a lovely word to say 🙂

  21. Dilip says:

    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!

  22. yarnspinnerr says:

    Reblogged this on Yarnspinnerr and commented:
    I love this type of art.

  23. yarnspinnerr says:


    Truly stupendous work. 🙂

  24. sriramjanak says:

    Just Lovely Marina…have a great weekend too…:-)

  25. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I think I prefer this one to Fandango, the earthy hues are more me, both are fabulous though 🙂

  26. Rajiv says:

    Great! Lovely colours

  27. Beautiful colors and a beautiful tree!Enjoy your weekend too!

  28. Jean-Jacques says:

    Reminds me of once being there, though your interpretation makes it look far more comfortable!

  29. alexraphael says:

    You were born with art in your soul 🙂

  30. Bumba says:

    I like your watercolors the best. Some of these fit into the As Above so Below category. All the best, Marina.!

  31. Resa says:

    Gorgeous and alive! (Just like you) You have a great weekend, too! xx

  32. My comment went to the first image, I am not sure how. Anyway I so love your work Marina. This is beautiful.

    • 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!

  33. 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.

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

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