Water colour studies focus on the use of 30 colours to compose the abstract. These water colour studies pre-empted the more complex 250 oil colour studies. colpol developed a special colour wheel palette for mixing the watercolours.
Watercolours are particularly difficult to handle when using direct painting methods and prevent mixing of unwanted colours. These paintings demonstrate a strong Oriental quality in the use of colour and handling, which was entirely subconscious process driven response.