As you can see, I use a styrofoam plate for my palette when working in this technique.
Rather than using Sumi-E ink as some artists do, I mix up a dark, or black, with my watercolor paints. For this particular piece I used Maimeri Terra D ‘Ombra (burnt umber), Winsor Newton raw umber and Rembrandt Brun Van Dyck (Van Dyke brown), each mixed with some Daniel Smith Indanthrone.
This was just an idea I came up with, and the person who purchased the piece can certainly turn under that right side and frame it in a standard frame, or leave it as is – blowing in the wind!
Now – I’ll make you play the game – how does this painting incorporate the theme of seven???
The Veteran, 12x20, watercolor batik on rice paper (SOLD)