Normally, when I think of water, it's blue. Navy, royal, or sometimes sky blue. Feng Shui water can be blue, black, or grey, and I often get requests for grey art to match a décor or taste. I created this painting using shades of grey and black, and a bit of white, while preserving the flowing, peaceful feel of water.
First, I decided on size. I chose 4' x 3' (48" x 36"), as I was planning a very calming, almost hypnotic painting, and it's the perfect size for a bedroom .
Then I stretched and prepped my canvas, while planning my painting.
I started painting my background. I used a brush, roller, and a piece of fabric till it looked how I wanted, with darker shades along the bottom and left-hand side.
Next, I did the black flow, leaving the background showing through 6 circles. 6 is the Feng Shui number associated with water, and circles are metal, which feeds water and makes it more powerful. One large black shape is good to incorporate into a Feng Shui water element painting too, to make it more effective. (Yay me!)
After that, I outlined my blocks of colour and started to do the dots. Meticulously. One by one. Perversely using the other end of a small paintbrush. It's so much faster to just paint. But this painting needed those dots.
Over halfway there...9453 dots so far! And many hours of work already. Starting to come together! I can see how beautiful it's going to be.
More dots...14542 total!
This painting is so peaceful and beautiful. I love how it turned out!