In Limbo – Sepia I

Back to the ‘In Limbo’ series: Sepia I*

A very different approach.

A combination of Watercolor, Indian ink and Acrylic [a lot of it!]!

A beautiful weekend to everyone.

*yes, there is a Sepia II!

In Limbo – Sepia I


In Limbo - Sepia I ©Marina Kanavaki l

detail 1

In Limbo-SEPIA I det1 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 2

In Limbo-SEPIA I det2 ©Marina Kanavaki

detail 3

In Limbo-SEPIA I det3 ©Marina Kanavaki

Technique: Acrylic, Indian Ink, Watercolour [mixed media]

Original size: 14x25cm

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


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91 Responses to “In Limbo – Sepia I”
  1. dilipnaidu says:

    Wonder how I missed this beautiful painting! 😯 Love the colours stately and dignified!

    Kind regards dear Marina.

  2. violetski says:

    This is so different of your works dear Marina!
    It’s amazing ❤️

  3. Bumba says:

    As always, I like the colors the best. Their balance.

  4. violetski says:

    Love it dear Marina! Love details and feel energy in this painting❤️❤️❤️

  5. M, I really love the splatter in the second one. It’s



  6. Reporter: I’m approaching a man who’s lying on the ground. He appears stunned. He’s pointing at In Limbo – Sepia I, by world-famous artist and Mt. Olympus resident Marina Kanavaki. His eyes are glazed. He’s making strange noises. He’s foaming at the mouth. Either that, or he’s been eating whipped cream. Good heavens! it’s famous illustrator Mark Armstrong!!

    “Mr. Armstrong, would you care to comment on Ms. Kanavaki’s painting? Does she show promise as an artist? Does this work speak to you? What do you think of the color scheme? She seems to have used a lot of sepia– do you think that’s just a coincidence?? Say something, Mr. Armstrong! Could you sum up this Limbo Sepia Thing for us in just one word??”

    “G-G-G-G-Genius!!” (klunk!)

    “Well, he’s passed out with a look of ecstasy on his face. Nothing to worry about, I understand this happens a lot when he’s viewing Ms. Kanavaki’s work. Let’s get back to the studio now and the latest Mt. Olympus weather report, with meteorologist Zeus Smith… “

    • ……………………………………………………. ……. ………………. …… ……….. …… …. ….. .. ……………………….. . . . . . klunk! Klunkety klunk…. the marina kanavaki is trying to recover from they joy of reading your ‘comment’ and well, guess which was the word she uttered: ‘G-G-G-G-G-G-G-G-Genius’ and thought to herself, ‘how lucky am I to have the honor of Mr. Armstrong’s friendship’! 🙂

  7. Love the combination of mediums Marina… I am enjoying my acrylic’s at the moment… 🙂 xxx

  8. t h i n g s + f l e s h says:

    Marina, you take me to a strange and intimate place, both tender and dangerous. i hear compositional echoes of figures on Greek vases. beautiful and daring. x tony

  9. What fun! It’s always fun to try new media. I’m going to try it. I’ve been using walnut ink. It’s a lovely color brown. Hummm I could throw in a little acrylic ………

  10. Absolutely fantastic, Marina! Apart from appreciating the components of the artistry, it’s the wonderful energy of this piece that is most compelling for me.

  11. Doris says:

    Beautiful, love the texture and lines of the painting, glad you are trying new things.

  12. Drop dead gorgeous work. I can almost see the focus of thought and the hands and fingers at work.

    Ten **********

  13. Mary says:

    Marina, if you can believe it once again your post didn’t show up in my Reader, so I’ve un-followed and re-followed, but also signed up for email notification.

    Wow what brilliant creativity, – this is a fascinating piece. The thickness of acrylics gave an incredible play on textures as well as the brush strokes, and then the subtleties of color changes makes for powerful piece of art.

    • Oh, Mary, what a wonderful thing to say! Thank you so much, my dear and thanks for going through the trouble of re following/ re subscribing!! 🙂 xx Loved your serene boat! today!!

  14. Designer says:

    Wow! I love it! Will you create more like this? (I hope!) ~xo

    • 🙂 NoII is waiting in line for this week!!! So glad you like it, my dear friend!!! Happy Wednesday! I’m going to be thinking of your dawn over the Atlantic!! xxxxx []

  15. Aquileana says:

    This is one of my favorite ones, Marina… Very “organic”. I love the colors and textures.
    Best wishes, Aquileana 🙂

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  17. Gray Dawster says:

    How wonderful…

    Have a great Monday Marina 🙂

    Andro xxx

  18. Madhu says:

    The tactile textures are gorgeous Marina. And I love the chocolaty colour palette as well 🙂

  19. dsaquarelles says:

    Very beautiful! ❤

  20. These are wonderful, earthy and appealing to that sense of peacefulness we all need in our world.

  21. As much as I love vibrant colors, Marina, I also love these earth tones, too. They remind me of the season to come. Wonderful texture detail, also! Have a lovely, long weekend, my friend! ♥

  22. This beautiful like an exquisite vase. Another soul-stirring piece Marina 🙂

  23. I love it – a distillation of exuberance – beautifully realised. Have a great weekend, Marina!

  24. doronart says:

    I thought you used a snack skin but was sure you would not.. Like the texture very much 🙂

  25. Pink Ninjabi says:

    Woo! Love it! Especially detail two… Amazing you are

  26. Resa says:

    Wow! Gorgeous, Marina!

  27. Nandini says:

    Loved the sepia tones, Marina! Great work, as always. 🙂

  28. A touch of fall in this very different artwork, Marina. I like the effect of the different mediums. There’s lots of texture and bold strokes evoking a feeling of strength. Powerful artwork ..!!! 😃

    • Oh, thank you, Isadora! I do get carried away with acrylics. I’m more ‘direct’ and I enjoy it! Yes, a touch of fall. The beautiful season! 🙂 Happy weekend, my dear! 🙂

  29. I find a certain sadness and explosion of rage, exasperated by what you can not change… going into autumn.
    The other side of reality that we share… (I told “clinock” that I associate this painting to the Bach’s cello suite No.5 in C minor)
    Very inspiring, dear ❤ kisses :-)claudine

    • Autumn is probably my favorite season as it leads us to a more introverted season [winter] softly and with such a blast of color [the last one before the white season]. There is something bitter sweet in that and I love it. Thank you so much, my dear Claudine for your insightful words! 🙂 hugs and xxxxxx

  30. Amy Reese says:

    I like the texture in this one, and the subtle tones. Lovely, Marina!

  31. clinock says:

    Such chocolaty, earthy and rusty beauty Marina…I feel the colours and textures deep in my gut. There’s a cello playing here, a baritone sax, a heralding of autumn, bitter sweet…

  32. Hi Marina,exquisite creation of shades and colors,l see in the painting ,fire work,a ship with sailing ,l can see a vase with unique flowers.the black colors adds new dimensions to the work.Regards.jalal

  33. sriramjanak says:

    This is a wonderful piece of art Marina…have a great weekend …:-)

  34. Bumba says:

    Yes, the textures are interesting and impressive. Colors a bit grim, but always “as above so below” reflections.

  35. aFrankAngle says:

    I like it, but browns and blacks aren’t my favorite color combos. Interesting appearance of texture, something I haven’t noticed in your work before …. so well done!

  36. Lucid Gypsy says:

    They make me think of snow melting from the landscape. Very different and lovely.

  37. bbylois says:

    Detail two is telling me more its you. Special , concrete or a revealed abstract. a nice thin layer.

  38. Stunning artwork, Marina. Love it. 🙂

  39. Nice textures (the paper works well with the paint texture and smooshes)

  40. Deb says:

    Oh, Marina, this is so different than what you usually do. I love it!….great work!

  41. Jean-Jacques says:

    One extraordinary beautiful surprise after another. Great work!

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