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Ephemeral Tranquillity is a captivating contemporary watercolour painting that transports viewers to a scene brimming with the enchantment of autumn. The artist's brushstrokes flawlessly capture the delicate balance between fleeting serenity and the impending storm, offering a mesmerizing portrayal of the ever-shifting beauty of nature.

The painting opens with a resplendent sunrise, illuminating the  paper with a vibrant palette of warm hues. The artist's deft touch blends shades of oranges, reds, and hints of yellows, casting a soft and serene glow that stretches across the sky. The sunrise emanates a sense of hope and possibility, reminding viewers of the beauty that accompanies each new day.


Looming in the distance, storm clouds gather, marring the pristine sky with their dark and moody presence. The artist's skilled brushwork captures the texture and depth of the clouds, hinting at the unpredictability and turbulence that their arrival may bring. This juxtaposition of the serene sunrise and foreboding storm clouds creates a mesmerizing interplay of light and shadow, symbolizing the delicate balance between tranquillity and change in our lives.


Nestled along the shores of a calm lake, distant hills adorned with autumn foliage emerge, enriching the painting with a vivid display of warm, earthy tones. The foliage stands as a vibrant reminder of the season's transition, showcasing the ever-changing nature of life and the ephemeral beauty that accompanies it.


In the foreground, bushes and vegetation adorn the shoreline, anchoring the scene with their resolute and grounded presence. The artist's skilled rendering of these elements adds depth and dimension to the painting, while the array of warm autumn colours harmonizes with the overall composition. The bushes serve as a natural frame, inviting viewers to step into the scene and fully immerse themselves in the tranquillity of the moment.

Together, the elements of Ephemeral Tranquillity evoke a sense of both awe and contemplation. The mesmerizing beauty of the sunrise dances against the turbulent storm clouds, creating a tension that mirrors the delicate balance between peace and turmoil in our lives. The distant hills and foliage speak to the eternal cycle of change and the transience of the seasons, reminding viewers to cherish the moments of beauty that exist amidst life's fluctuations.


Ephemeral Tranquillity stands as an invitation to embrace the beauty of autumn, to find solace in the serenity that can be found amidst the storms, and to cherish the delicate balance that exists between light and darkness. This breath taking painting evokes a sense of inspiration and reflection, leaving viewers in awe of nature's ever-changing beauty and imbuing them with a renewed sense of appreciation for the ephemeral moments of tranquillity.


Artist quality watercolours on Leyton's CP 300gsm 100% cotton paper. Size is 19.5 x 27cm. Reference used for inspiration by Donald Tong.

Framed art shown is for demonstration purposes only. After purchase your art will be sent to you flat (not rolled in a tube) and without a frame due to recent breakages in the post.


Ephemeral Tranquillity

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