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Peripheral eclipse touching belongs to a series of large-scale watercolours that explore the effects of transparency and overlapping combinations of colours. Three transparent layers of pigment – two yellow and one blue – cover the paper evenly, with the exception of a large circle left unpainted at the centre of each layer of colour. These large circular voids are slightly offset from one another, a displacement that produces delicately touching arcs of varying hues where different layers overlap or where a single layer displays its colour alone. The arcs of vivid colour distinguish the circular areas from the softly glowing background tone, which is composed of all three colours.

Watercolour and pencil on paper