Zen of Colour: In the Forest is a creative interpretative watercolour painting that evokes a lovely sense of tranquility. This is primarily due to the simplified palette of mainly, 3 tubes of paint.
I’ve used indigo for the deep darks, zoisite a green grey for the back ground, cobalt teal for the splashes of foliage shapes and just a mere blush of burnt sienna dusting the fore ground.
The economical application of colour, details, tonal variations helps to provide a sense of mood and atmosphere. The sense of depth is subtle, with the foreground and middle ground dominant.
It has kept a feeling of serenity, which would be easily lost if too many details, colours, ‘bells and whistles’ were added into the scene. I enjoy this painting, feeling like I can walk through a nice cool, bush forest just hearing the quiet rustle of the leaves and a few soft calls of the birds.