Thursday, 4 April 2013

Fallen Fledgeling

Fallen Fledgeling - Tea on paper

"To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest."
- Pema Chodron -

"Fallen Fledgeling" is the title of this new tea stained piece. A birds nest falls and with it its occupants made up of eggs and baby birds and a rather large blue winged fledgeling. None of them ready to fly and completely inexperienced.

A bit of a challenge as it is a lot larger than any of my previous tea artworks, 76cm x 56cm on 535gm watercolour paper. With this piece I added some additional colour other than just tea, with blue watercolour only on the wings and feathers. I loved the contrast between the warm tones of the tea and thought it a beautiful way of guiding the eyes attention across the composition.

This is the first in a small series but large in scale, playing with certain themes of nature.


  1. "Dos alas.........
    quién tuviera dos alas para el vuelo?
    esta tarde en la cumbre casi las he tenido, .........

    Alfredo Espino, El Salvador