Monthly Archives: February 2012
I was working in the studio yesterday, feeling sad and lost. I mostly wanted to destroy the painting and then I started working on the background with reckless disregard, like I had nothing to lose. Oddly enough, that liberated me and led me on to experiment in way that I may not have dared otherwise. So I continued with the same courage on the suits, the shoes, the shirts, etc. This is how it looks now:
I will go back and work more on the faces and hands, as well as the chairs. And then what?
I have started a very ambitious project. I am going to paint twelve gentlemen based on an old photo I found in our house. I have no idea who they are, but they are all dressed up for a very special occasion (maybe one of the gentlemen has received an honorary medal?) and it is an interesting picture. The beginning is always very tedious and tiring, as I have to be very concentrated while drawing up the outlines and main details. As soon as I start painting it is a lot more fun…
This is a section of the work. The entire piece is 80 x 120 cm