|Brushstrokes - Detail of 11" x 15" Watercolor on Paper -
Study in Making Marks with a Brush
In Oriental painting, there is a formal study of brush marks, similar to the calligraphy of Oriental writing. This is not that.
As I was experimenting with this study of brushstrokes, I became fascinated with the results that a movement of the brush touching the paper and leaving a mark in paint would give. I was amazed at how a sequence of free gestures repeated in a variety of ways could build up into a compelling image suggesting leaves and branches. Rhythm, repetition, shape, direction, flow.