I didn’t intentionally start with this pallet, but the first colour down was black, then a rich raw-sienna. It felt like the rest should stay in the earthy tones. Everything from that point forward was umber-like. I added a little teal to one cheek to give a little tension and it ended up all over the glaze. I loved that! A pure and welcome happenstance. As I am still studying the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, which in itself is a contradiction because it defies description and singular understanding. However, as far as I currently understand it… I’ve achieved beauty in imperfection on my temporal perspective of beauty. In a nutshell, I like it, because…
Subject: I have to give credit to my inspiration for these paintings: Juan Martinez Parente.
Materials: watercolour paper, dry pastels, white-tinted acrylic varnish
Dimensions: 8.5” (21.6cm) x 5.5” (14cm)
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