Amethyst Hills by Katharine Weber. Media: Mixed Media.
“Amethyst Highway” employs fabric and acrylic to create this dimensional painting. The sculptural folds in the surface become translucent in the process, allowing the painting beneath to show through to varying degrees. Additional layers of paint add depth add interest to the artwork. This painting depicts a solitary road leading to the vanishing point across a cloudy valley. The title references the word amethyst, which in ancient Greek, means not intoxicated — based on the belief at the time that the stone prevented drunkenness.