Well, this weeks colours of charcoal grey and pink for the Summer of Color challenge have been an unmitigated disaster! I have long had a love of Japanese gardens - I think the order and symmetry appeals to my slightly obsessive compulsive personality! To me the colours conjured up the simplicity and tranquility of Japanese gardens, and I tried to capture the essence of it, leaving some areas unworked and keeping the design quite minimal. However, what was going on in my head wouldn't transfer down through my hands into the work! I don't think my ideas gelled really - the colours are too 'thick' - maybe a more watery delicate background, like a translucent colour wash would have worked better. I don't like feeling this is unresolved so I might have another go at it!
I'm also linking up to the index-card-a-day challenge over at Daisy Yellow.