This large work was painted and drawn using Charcoal and water colour pigments.
It is a multi layered process.
First: pouring the paint and letting it wash down the panel in multiple layers, then looking for the image to come through.
In every style, manner and medium I paint, I like to see the past through the piece. Leaving layers after layers. It creates a depth and a personality to each individual work of art.
Second: using charcoal to rough out the figure that has appeared through.
Like the Buddha waiting to come through and reveal itself.
Third: painting with pigment in between the positive and negative space, and again removing, layering, pouring.
Fourth: that latter process is repeated several time till again the feel comes through. The tone, the calm, until the equation of the creative process is still and complete.
charcoal, water colour, gesso