In Between Tropics | 06072020; Gouache on mixed media paper; Size: A3

I worked on this piece for almost a week, mostly on the layering which was something I rarely do with gouache. I had no specific objective in mind at the beginning and didn’t know where I was heading but I just kept going.

This piece finally revealed what I was feeling at the time: Homesick. I miss my home country (Malaysia) where I usually spend my summer. I truly loved the whole process of painting this particular piece from start to finish because it made me wandered outside my comfort zone yet it brought home right back to me 💓

-Nis Halim, All & About’s Artist of the Month for October

 

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