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Energy and Movement

Capturing a sense of energy and movement in painting is a constant source of pleasure for me, and watercolour is the perfect medium to bring a sense of spontaneity and life into my work.


Frame 1

To achieve a sense of energy and movement it’s important that I experience within myself the same feeling as the bird taking flight.

Being part of my subject rather than a separate entity brings an understanding that all of life is interconnected.

In this frame I have sketched out the goose using a black felt tip pen.


Frame 2

I then wet the area around the sketch (the negative space) and apply strong, juicy colour.     Note that I leave the goose as dry, white paper.


Frame 3

I then bring some of the background colour into the body of the bird, along with other colours.   Note that I am using very loose brush strokes, which emphasise the sense of energy and movement.


Frame 4

In the final frame it’s important to note that all the white areas are dry, white paper.


As it’s my 68th birthday, later today I will post some fun pictures from early childhood on:)

A bientot