Subject Tags: buddhist art, buddhist, buddhism, religious, watercolor ruins, ruins, ayutthaya thailand, thailand, ayutthaya, black and white, overgrown, tree, statues, buddha statue, watercolorstudio, watercolour painting, watercolor painting, watercolors, buddha art, buddha temple, buddha
Size: 11"W x 15"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2015
Fine art 12x16" watercolor painting of ruined Buddha head statue and roots of tree growing around it at the UNESCO World Heritage ruins of Ayutthaya, Thailand.
This is watercolor paper that was covered completely in black non-staining paint. The black was removed to get to the lighter values of the paper.
My paintings depict scenes in abstracted realism, to require the viewer to use their imagination. For me, each painting has a different mood and objective- each one requires a unique treatment. The choice of technique depends on my mood and goals. Though I paint from photographs, I look beyond the actual subject to discern it’s more abstract qualities. I am the art director- I select the elements to display, suggest, or hide.
I rediscovered watercolor in 2011 after a 12 absence from painting. Since then my work has been accepted in numerous national juried exhibitions and won awards in competitions such as: The American Watercolor Society Annual International Exhibition, Georgia Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition, and Watercolor Society of North Carolina. My paintings have been featured in Splash 15, and Splash 16 hardcover books (published by F&W Media) and I was featured in the One's to Watch article in Watercolor Artists Magazine You can visit my website at: rfoxphoto.com