Pure water is said to possess eight qualities: it is clear, cool, healing, soothing, odourless, delicious, light and soft. In Tibetan Buddhist painting, rivers, streams, waterfalls, and lakes invariably occur within a landscape composition. The linear shading is always from dark blue into light with white highlights. This painting forms part of a series of painting taking inspiration not just from traditional Tibetan painting but Japanese 18th century woodblocks.
Gouache on card