All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography (Federico Fellini). Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.(Buddha) You are what you settle for. You are ONLY as much as you settle for.(Janis Joplin 1943-1970) Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.(Henry van Dyke, poet 1852-1933) "I must be willing to give up what I am in order to become what I will be." (Albert Einstein)
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Last night I poured liquid watercolour on a 30x30cm sheet of proper watercolour paper and this morning a rather whacky bird was sitting quite nonchalantly on the paper. Aquadoodling is not about abstraction as such, but about using materials and spontaneity to get oneself going. If it becomes a painting, that's a lucky strike. If it's not good, think about cutting it up and using bits to make smaller aquadoodles, or cards, or bookmarks! I'm not planning to post all my catastrophies here - just the ones that have escaped ignominy.
So the bird was duly and speedily embellished and now looks like this:
The second aquadoodle in this post is one I did just before the whacky-bird. Here the colours are mercifully clear and it seems quite a compact design. I've made digital cutouts that are also interesting abstracts.