Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watercolor Obsession

"Pagan Temple, not accessible"
Watercolor snippets on black paper, 12x12"
"Temple, not accessible for the public"
Watercolors, approx. 12x16"
"The Rainmakers' Gate"
Watercolors, approx. 12x16"
"Colums of the Sky"
Watercolors, approx. 12x16"
"Columns with Left-Over Paint"
Watercolors, approx. 12x16"
"Man Cannot Have Moved This"
Watercolors, approx. 12x16"
Would painters keep on painting a certain subject if they knew why? Probably, the process of painting is a search for a reason. I'm fascinated by the heaviness of boulders, columns and menhirs, by pondering how they got them up there, considering also irrational explanations. I like to paint them as levitating objects or broken down, resting, piling up. They are puzzles from the past and carry long-forgotten messages.
Some of these paintings are not abstract any more, dangerously close to esoteric kitsch, I'm afraid, but I have to take risks on my search.
Oh, I forgot one of them! Here's an update. It is the one on top.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Relaxed Play with Watercolor

"An Afternoon near the Dragon Stones",
watercolor, double letter format
 After painting many water color pictures with painstakingly fine structures, I felt like taking a rough paper quality and paint in a swift and more spontaneous manner.
"Broken Column", watercolor, double letter format
It is an amazing experience to paint with a French watercolor brush. I did not pay that much for it, I got one from the kind people with the art material shop for whom I write a blog.