This art piece is inspired by the delicate beauty of a hummingbird. I decided to focus on a heavier use of thick colour splashes for this piece as I wanted to express a faster motion. This piece was completed with help from my resident baby gecko as he ran across the canvas once complete, leaving hints of foot prints. I decided to leave it as it added well to the sense of motion. Look very carefully up close and you'll see baby gecko foot prints in the splatter- something interesting to test out with your dinner party guests!
I use a paint brushing effect to work in the charcoal, then let the emotions run free with expressive splashes of paint. Both processes are risky as once it is done, no erasing or painting over can happen. I like the risk involved as it's just like our every day existence- we can't erase our actions. This large piece is ready to hang straight out of the carefully packaged box.
Acrylics and charcoal on high quality backed canvas