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