March 17, 2017
March 15, 2017
Studies for bigger painting of the same subject with my students. I even made them do a graphite drawing to start with. This way the final painting was easier and looser, as they by then knew better the subject and how they wanted to paint it. A process that surprises most as they think you just start painting, without any thoughts of how you are going to proceed or what you want. The amateur gets saturated of the subject very fast. I can only explain this by a not yet developed insight in the subject or the different knowledges you need to paint and a lack of looking. Knowledges that make the process interesting.
Think you have done it all and your best after painting a subject once, when you can paint it a hundred of times without doing the same thing and only get better and better.
March 14, 2017
March 09, 2017
Figure drawing is like exercising, when you stop practicing you loose it. The day you pick it up again you are stiff, unconfident and slow. At the end of the session you might get some fluidity back but far from how you have felt in the past. Your line work looses refinement and expression, you have a hard time with proportions, speed and focus. Drawing figures, or from life in general, has to be a regular discipline like any other serious occupation you might have. Today was for me one of those stiff days after a too long break.
March 08, 2017
Hi! Here is a simple still life of a white carnation flower.
The most spanish of all flowers, to me.
(I do not yet manage to make nice picks of light watercolors so this one looks nicer and richer in reality. As I always repeat; art should be seen for real whenever possible. On the screen it's something else.)
I should be able to come up with more works soon. I have put my studio in boxes and I'm waiting to reinstall myself in a new place. Right now I feel "light and free" actually and I have my essentials accessible so I should be able to continue working if not better than before at least ok.
But first a short week end away at a place I've never been and I hope I'll be able to come up with a little sketch from there... until then, take care everyone ! Thank you for your time.