Little Show with the last Frames

I recognize, for moment I’m short with the proper gear to get quality pictures. I will fix that, hopefully soon. Until then I use mobile phone camera to shot my works.

So the news are that I have framed the last paints. Visited DM and the DIY shops in my area, got from there the quality stuffs I needed.

Last works on show, awaiting to be hanged by the wall.
Metallic & Interference watercolours on Black Paper. Passe-partout frames.

Already a good while since…

…I’ve created something ‘consistent’.

Last weekend felt the calling back. However, I decided to change something (following several failures, wasting canvases and colours), where I’ve been unable to ‘burn’ in a way to have distinctive brush strokes. In spite of resident ideas.

Somehow, I found a balance between touch, feeling and inner burn. Got two works, in metallic & interference water colours. Good media, good mats. Simply love it. I think I will follow up with this line of expression.

Both works are already mounted with quality passe-partout quality frames. Pictures with the frames- to follow up, soon.

Motivations

A little hope is born and feeling proud that my very first submition for auctioning is soon considered.

Dare to believe, nevermind the result!
Dare to believe, nevermind how long may take!

I remember that afternoon entering the airport with mixed feelings, still hung with happy days and moments spent- and so with no peace to leaving, sametime bittered with sad news I’ve got few hours before taking the flight. Don’t know how, after finding a quiet corner and a free bench in that rushing hour I’ve started to sketching, as a need for sinking down my worrying thoughts, yet with a mental annoying buzz almost audible, consistent, like a visceral distressing noise all around me. I’ve had no power to finish my sketch then, packed the things back and soon forgoten my scribbling. After couple of days I have resumed the illustration. That lately turned into a new sort of work, so from just planned white ink sketching, now garmented with oil pastels.

Mixed emotions marks the art up and down. There are times that harvests trash art works. Then, what we do believe is ‘trash’, later watching from another angle and daring to keep it on, setting new ideas down, may revive what has been saved from the trash bin.

Now, nevermind whether these ‘hopes’ would be materialized in a little stack of money or will wreck totally in the way down of any-hopes-of-rewarding. The prize here is “to dare”. ” Recognition” equate iterative and perpetual work, plus creativy and inspiration, doubled with strong believe that you will make it happening.

Sketching in reverse

Drawing on black paper is essentially working in reverse. With a sketch that’s on white (or light-colored) paper, you’re typically starting with light shading and working towards deep shadows. The opposite is true when working on black paper; a dark ground is already there, so you’ve got to transition from pitch black to medium grey to bright white marks.

Window' (Sketching, white charcoal and inkpen on black paper)
‘Window’ (Sketching, white charcoal and inkpen on black paper)

Springtime is here

Oil pastels are yet another great medium to depict Springtime. However, it’s a ‘trick’ to speculate the symphony of colours through using blending and contours, while off beating with the somewhat coarse finishing… Or, the guess is to turn it into the right intentions for a particular outcome through the blending-effect.

'Magnolia' (oil pastel on paper)
‘Magnolia’ (oil pastel on paper)
Magnolia, details on illustration, oil pastel
‘Magnolia’ , detail (oil pastel on paper)