A few years ago, I was up before dawn watching the birds above me. These flight patterns, these imprints into air, space, and sky were gorgeous and stayed with me. Contour drawings of different species’ flights came first, then a handful of paintings, later even more and now a collection.
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on the planet — it has been clocked at 242 miles per hour. I have only seen one at a distance but never tire of watching their missile-like dives on YouTube. They have evolved into one of the most formidable predators. As for the color palette — I chose blue for the sky and red watercolor strokes for speed and blood.
Watercolor on paper, in a contemporary white frame.
19″ x 27″