A Recovery Blog

This blog is about my continuing recovery from severe mental illness. I celebrate this recovery by continuing to write, by sharing my music and artwork and by exploring Buddhist ideas and concepts. I claim that the yin/yang symbol is representative of all of us because I have found that even in the midst of acute psychosis there is still sense, method and even a kind of balance. We are more resilient than we think. We can cross beyond the edge of the sane world and return to tell the tale. A deeper kind of balance takes hold when we get honest, when we reach out for help, when we tell our stories.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Gouache of Ronda

If you compare the two portraits, you'll see the differences. The gouache has greater contrast between light and dark and the colors are more pronounced and opaque. The watercolor is more realistic and the gouache is more stylized. So you can see that the medium you choose to work with greatly affects the final result.
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