Playing and Doodling

My Life as an Artist (2)

I needed to play and doodle yesterday, and so I pulled out a piece of watercolour paper which I had already thrown some paint on.    Not sure what I originally intended, but that’s not important.

This is it….and if you look closely you can see that I have sketched out with a blue water colour pencil the profile of Claudia, which I took from a recent photograph.


Anyone who knows me or has taken one of my workshops will know how important I consider the warming up process to be.    Like dancers, musicians and athletes, painters need to warm up at the beginning of the day.    Playful exercises using newspaper or anything else you can get your hands on, along with painting over old sketches is very freeing. 

In this frame, it’s all about the negative space.applying colour into the area surrounding the profile

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