Perspective, photo realism, true-to-life portrait -- this is what I did in the years of study, and I threw it all overboard. I came back to the principles of medieval painting.
There is a turmoil in the religious world that I feel sorry for, but not for the fact that purification is happening. A purification which has been overdue. I see it from a distant point of view. The traditional ways of handling "inner" problems don't work anymore.
As I am no longer part of the christian world, I watch with mild woe how people have to find a new base to ground their faith and confidence on. The more the center of this medieval world tries to keep things as they are, the more fragile the system. --
Whatever you celebrate today, I wish you very happy holidays. May the essence of the celebrations radiate over the beings and give them happiness and hope.
Miniature, gouache, 18cm/7.1"
p.s. Blogger seemed to be out of service for a few hours, did you have trouble blogging, too?
Due to these problems I lost Art Sparker's comment, but found it in Google where it was lingering, and reconstructed it.