Saturday, 21 March 2009

Dolphins in spring

I wish you could swim, like dolphins, like dolphins in spring. Text from David Bowie Heroes.
These words meant magic: does a dolphin enjoy spring? Does he swim differently when the light gets stronger?
It was a some disappointment when I found out recently that the real text read "swim", not "spring". Another mystery gone.
This is the study for the same painting. made for the birthday of a friend of my wife. I experimented with soaking the paper competely with water and have the watercolour run free over the paper. Dolfijnen: een aquarel voor Minke (een vriendin van Gertie) en de voorafgaande studie. Experiment met vrij uivloeiende verf op met water verzadigd papier.


Rob Carey said...

The dolphins are one of my favorite watercolors that you have done, Rene.

Rene Fijten said...

Thanks Rob, it was worth the experiment.