July 21st, 2014

Lotus Blossom

Singapore artist Vincent Pang recently reported on his blog about a visit to Kampong Java Park, adjacent to one of Singapore’s major hospitals.” I was delivered into this world at now KK Women and Children’s Hospital. I still like to come back to the lotus pond here for a bit of quiet time and meditation. But on this day, I woke up earlier than usual and decided to make a trip down to the pond for a bit of relaxation. As usual, the beautiful lotus blooms got the better of me and I decided to paint them.

Done entirely in watercolour, I decided to incorporate Chinese impressionistic strokes with western watercolour styles. I started with a wash of diluted pigments of carmine and assorted greens on the positive areas to ‘mark’ the objects I wanted to capture. Once this layer dried, I used a fine synthetic brush boosted with stronger pigments to add the details on the stalks, petals and leaves with added in bolder shades and dryer strokes, creating both details and texture. Finally, I splattered component colours onto the finished painting for added visual interest and depth, not unlike a typical Chinese impressionistic painting.” This is the link to Vincent Pang’s blog, “Musings of a Citi Sketcha” http://citi-sketcha.blogspot.com/

MEDIA: Watercolor
SURFACE: Delta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – Ivory – Cold Press Finish

Lotus Blossom


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