Saturday, 26 July 2008

Tara's Rainbow Skirt

i painted this 10 years ago as a commission and to the specification of my "patron".. It hangs in a meditation room at the North London Buddhist Centre. I hadn't seen it for years. Tara's hands are now white. The pigment I used to paint her hands pink was unstable and has faded. These pictures show what the original colours looked like. The Victorians used to hang little curtains across their watercolour paintings to solve this problem. The medium I used is gouache. Red fades quicker than other colours as owners of red cars might discover.

1 comment:

sazza said...

Very nice - I love it :)