Friday 29 December 2023

Magic City Doodles

 More ideas for ways to make an image of the Magic City of the White Lotus Sutra.

My current exploration across all themes is the interplay between spontaneity and planning. Improvisation versus structure. Making  a surface combining different kinds of wet and dry media on paper.

In today's doodle I play with light and dark using tinted charcoal and gold pen, thinking about pyramids, the sun and moon and a stairway to heaven.

And this is an earlier mixed media sketch  (pastels, water, marker pen) - there surely are gardens and music in the magic city. .

Friday 8 December 2023

Solid Air

 A few studies from my sketchbook using oil pastels and watercolour aiming to express a sense of the element of Air symbolised by a green crescent bowl. The pastel sketch of the stupa is here to give the image context of the green crescent  of air.