Green Tara, One

W15 3 2 GREEN TARA 008

She is based on our Ganges River clay version of Green Tara.
A challenge for me, she is very colorful and detailed, AND,
I am still pushing for a loose wash effect.
Not completely happy with her but not bad for a first try.
She got a bit dark fast, and then I tried laying in a gold pen after.
If I am going to use gold (which is traditional) then I need a finer pen.
She shimmers in the right light.

W15 2 19 GARUDA WASH MIK IMAGE 001I have to admit choosing her
to paint was partly because I
just bought more amazing
Daniel Smith Primatek paints.
In addition to Amazonite
(in the turquoise green family) and Serpentine, I bought Diopside, Jadeite,
and the most compelling,
right, Green Apatite!
It has the most dramatic range
of separating colors ever!

I love green.  And I really need to move on to buying another color!

W15 3 2 GREEN TARA 006

How she looks without flash (above) and with flash (below) are dramatic.

W15 3 2 GREEN TARA 005

Aquabee Super Deluxe Journal, with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil,
Platinum Preppie Pen, De Artramentis Document ink,
and Daniel Smith and Holbien watercolor paints.
Pilot Gold Marker, Extra Fine.


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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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  1. Pingback: Inky Green Tara | D.Katie Powell Art

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