1. Cool, Analogous Colors - Above, I used yellows, greens and blues
2. Dominant Horizontal Movement - Subtle in sky and bolder in lower horizon line
3. Areas Of Rest - The sky is a subdued neutral and takes up 66% of the composition
4. Slowed Rhythm - The water, almost still, has a slow undulating illusion
Is Technique All That's Needed?
No. There must first be serenity inside.
Whatever is inside eventually reveals itself in the art. While it's not often addressed, I believe this is one of the main contributing reasons some artists struggle and are not pleased with their work.
Dreamscaping with alcohol inks especially reveals the inner nature.
It also fosters a relaxed, flow state conducive to serenity.
I've decided having a home studio is synonymous with having a second home. That's perfectly fine until you have to pack it all up and move it. Which is what I have been doing for as long as I can remember... : /
But early this morning, amidst mostly disassembled studio pieces , I escaped into a dream world and I'm feeling better already :)