‘What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue’. Henri Matisse.
When I saw these two dogs in Wiltshire, I fell in love with their line and form….
They reminded me of life models I have worked with….
And indeed, are an excellent subject to hone observational skills.
I used full watercolour sheets for these two images. Note that the negative space (the white area surrounding the dogs), is of enormous importance to the whole image.
The art of total relaxation……
Three hummingbirds, symbolising love, joy and beauty.