New Painting: 'Meditation'
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Meditation was a return to the beginning of my painting journey. I made a similar piece in 2013 and decided to re-make it and see how my style has changed. It was encouraging to see the improvement that just a few years can make. A little practice goes a long way! My style has really developed and refined.
I wanted to capture a sense of calm, one of those moments where you stop to clear your head, take a breath, before moving on with you day.
I started with a pencil sketch, creating strong, rough lines that I lightly filled in with watercolour. I used a warm yellow tone for highlights, filling the skin and hair with turquoise and the shadows in purple. I enjoyed altering my usual colour scheme and adding the brighter yellow and green tones.
At the moment I am using my 24 pan Pebeo watercolours* on A4 300 GSM Daler Rowney watercolour paper*. The Pebeo paints are light and merge beautifully, but can also create really bold, contrasting tones. I haven’t experimented with this watercolour paper too much yet, but so far it seems thick and high quality.
A4 prints of Meditation are available to purchase from my Etsy store.