The subject matter for the watercolor below comes from my experience with my older brother Michael. He is nonverbal, low functioning and autistic. He used to hit himself when he became frustrated. I don’t recall the specific ideas behind the creation of this study, but it was somehow a combination of Matisse’s colors and my experience with Mike.
This is a powerful painting Jack. (K)
Thank you, Kerfe!
They really do seem like Mike’s colours [that blue; the red; the orange].
I thought the black outline using the Rule of Thirds was effective – great delineation.