Buddha Blues

W16 7 22 PENTALIC BUDDHA 02

These sketches came from a necessity to keep to my goal of a painting a day.  They were busy days, and my ulterior motive was to continue to learn about both runny or non-waterproof inks and also wet-on-wet techniques.  Wet-on-wet means I have to work fast.  The background of blue, above, a lapis-cobalt-turquoise mix, was not dry when i began my fast impression (from memory) of a famous Buddha.  I need to pick my pen up faster — the little blobs are from slow habits — but I like the overall effect.

Then, confident, I tried again below and CLOWN BUDDHA was born.
She’s a little scary.  A little too much mascara?  Deranged mommy dearest?
Not a fan of clowns and here Buddha became one….

Both were completed in under ten minutes.

W16 7 23 PENTALIC CLOWN BUDDHA 01

Pentalic Aqua Journal, my Amazing Jinhao with Diamine blue ink,
and Daniel Smith watercolors.

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About dkatiepowellart

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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4 Responses to Buddha Blues

  1. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – 10 minutes? I can’t even…

    Like

  2. Kalpanaa says:

    I find both the paintings amazing and quite understand why you cherish them.

    Like

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