Mixed media and collage on paper 29x43 cm.
|Red Riding Hood Acrylic on paper 29x43cm.|
I didn't paint for 2 weeks after my little '30 day art challenge, not because I needed a brake, but because there was the school holidays and even I wanted to paint , there is never enough time !
Even after only this short brake, I feel somehow it is starting from the beginning again ... The question , WHAT to paint and even HOW to paint :)
The first day I painted the 'Red Riding Hood' which really was just an enlargement of one of the sketches. The sketch is much stronger as always .... I don't even know why I bother to rework sketches in a larger size , but as a starting point after resting for 2 weeks , it was probably sensitive to do ! The painting yesterday 'Unschuld' was a new idea, but still involves the wolf and Red Riding Hood .
With the title I realised, that some words you just can not translate. ' Unschuld' ( German ) meaning : innocence, but also virginity and it has the word 'Schuld' which means 'fault, mistake' and 'schuldig' is 'guilty' which with other words means , once you loose your innocence you are guilty ! So I left the German title ... There are so many words that you can't translate without loosing some of it's meaning !
At the end one question, that you maybe can help me with ...Why do you call 'Red Riding Hood' like that in english ? In all other languages I am aware of, she is called after her red hood ... Why is she riding ? Does anybody know ?