This 22″ x22″ watercolor was a client commission.   I don’t use gouche, which means that all of the light on dark detail was either masked or meticulously lifted.  The Buddhist mandala inspired piece is almost entirely traditional, with the exception of the Buddha in the center.  Intentionally more naturalistic, the Buddha is shown meditating under the Bodhi tree instead of on a cloud, enlightened.  The piece will soon hang in the client’s office in San Diego, the inspiration for his own meditations.