7.25″ x 10.5″
“I’m a 17 year old artist with a predominant experience in watercolour paints. In this piece, I tried to experiment with pattern and shapes associated with nature. I incorporated gold pigment to include a decorative factor to the fabric, which is both a garment for the character and a sacred foundation for the bonsai tree.”
“This piece really hits home for me because you have such a great handle of so many different techniques, but you have such tight control over all of them, you don’t want to let them get too far. This is interesting to me because I always feel like watercolor is about letting go of control.
Right now, you kind of have a Gustav Klimt thing going on where the fabric is patterned and the face is highly rendered, and these two things are separate from each other.
What I want to see is, I kind of want to see them blend into each other. How can you create a transition from one to the next? And how does the bonsai tree, which are so separate right now, root and dictate that transition? Can you accentuate the texture connection between leaves in the background?
You have such a beautiful unification of palette right now, I want to know how the composition can follow that. This could be the start of something really exciting for you.”