“Rhythms of birds” is a series of oil and watercolors about native and endemic birds of La Hispaniola, taking up the concepts of geometric abstraction already used in other pictorial figurations. In this article I chose three birds represented using watercolor: the Cigua Palmera (Dulus Dominicus), the Hispaniola Parrot (Amazona Ventralis), and a traditional scene from my country, “The cockfight.”
La Cigua Palmera is one of the reference that I take for many of my composition studies. On this occasion I chose it as the central figure of the artwork together with the geometric elements that serve me as a guide. I preferred to use a harmonic palette in brown tones. Additionally, exist the white color, which I use following the geometric forms.
This bird lives in palms and sparse, low-lying forests. It is common to see them in cities and nest in palm trees and utility poles.
I took the opportunity to pay tribute to one of the most esteemed endemic birds: The Hispaniola Parrot. Here it appears in a composition of geometric shapes and a neutral color background, including the compositional lines and the white that enhances its figure.
This bird is found in palm trees and forests of high mountains and is highly appreciated for its multi colored plumage and its facility to imitate the human voice.
The cockfight is one of the traditional themes that best suits the abstraction of my works. The movement of the figures and the exuberance of the plumage make it possible to create highly dynamic and varied compositions.
These artworks were made in watercolor on 300 gms paper and have a size format of 9×12 in. To know its availability status or see the graphic work in more detail, you can go to the link below. Any comment or suggestion is always welcome. Tell me what you think about the composition, the range of colors, the theme used or if you have a specific theme that may serve me, you can suggest it to see how I take advantage of it in future jobs.