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Geisha at Kinkaku-ji

This was a commission I did over the last few days. It's a scene of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan. The day is bright, with some Autumn leaves in color on the trees in the background. The afternoon sun hits the gold on the pavilion, lightening up with a gorgeous shimmer. The geisha is in the foreground with her parasol up.

I used a specific color palette for this painting. I'm focused on improving my color palettes within my paintings, so I've been reading through Zoltan Szabo's Color-by-Color Guide to Watercolor.