Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Anatomy of a long jump

Anatomy of a long jump, watercolor on arches paper, 56 x 20 cm
I feel that I am learning so much about the movement of the human body while painting these athletes. We think we see how a figure moves when watching these events, but try to reproduce it, and you realize what a complex series of moments is involved. You cannot really see any one stage of it, without running it in slow motion.

14 comments:

Nora MacPhail said...

That is wonderful! What a fantastic idea! Very inventive.

Rita Vaselli said...

A beautiful sequence! A gorgeous watercolor of a challenging subject!

Judy said...

Fantastic Blaga! Not only a wonderful study but also a great watercolor!

Sharon Whitley said...

Fantastic, love this!

Blaga said...

Thank you, ladies! It was really an interesting exercise. With every next figure I was gaining confidence and I getting it done faster and looser. So it was fun.

Prabal said...

What a study this is.. Brilliant..

renate said...

Hello Blaga:) How original. Beautifully done! I really love the movements in your latest paintings. Very nice:)

Sergio DS said...

Movimiento en estado puro. Un estudio perfecto, excelente acuarela.

Laura Moore said...

It's interesting seeing you work through these movement studies. Wish I could paint people as well as you but I suppose we each have our own subjects that suit our style.

Olivia said...

Great idea Blaga ! Bises.

Gordon said...

This painting gets a gold medal :)

Blaga said...

Thank you all for your very nice comments! You've encouraged me to do this series and am really enjoying it!

Laura, just a year ago I didn't think I would be able to paint people. Learning is so exciting!

Irina Rekhviashvili said...

Thank you, Blaga, for this great idea to paint human figure in motion!
And thank you for your kindest comment!

JANE MINTER said...

great !...see you have found lots of inspiration and ideas from the games blaga.