Painted on my favourite Indian "Khadi" Handmade Cotton Rag 320 gsm, this serene image shows a young woman with hands clasped, eyes closed in devotion, summoning up blue and white flower-like rays which rise from her clasped hands, interspersed with white dots.
Emanating from her hair is a pink energy, suggestive of a veil. She is draped in an Ultramarine blue wrap which is slipping from her shoulders, to expose one breast, around which a tendril of her hair rests like roots.
I have used mostly watercolour on the lovely textured paper, but also some gesso for her skin, graphite pencil lines to define her body and gold gouache to create a subtly shiny background.
I am aware that I was thinking of one of my favourite images, the medieval Wilton Diptych in the National Gallery London, with its beautiful calm angels painted in blue, white, gold and burnt sienna.
Image is framed in a simple gold frame in an archival mount. Please note that the 'framed' picture shown is a CGI image to give an idea of proportions.
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Khadi handmade watercolour paper 320 gsm, watercolour, gesso, graphite, gouache
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