Thursday, February 24, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

summer fruits

Summerfruits Mixed media on paper. 29x41cm. 
Something very classical today ... I never paint still life , because they never really interest me. Except for some times bottles and pots ! I can't even  remember when I painted the last time fruits ( maybe even NEVER ...) But my theory normally is : It doesn't matter WHAT you paint... It is about the act of painting itself and about the colours. .. So why not a bowl of fruits ? Because there are already THOUSANDS  existing ? But everything else has also been painting for thousands of times....
 I remember when I studied , once of the saying I heard a lot was : " You can't paint anymore... painting is passe " But now painting is back to being 'fashionable' .... So why not painting some fruits ? But just for today :)

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sketchbook

Sammelsurium
Ink and coffee in sketchbook
Childhood
Collage and mixed media in sketchbook

Friday, February 18, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

sewing machine

Machine. Mixed media on pattern paper. 21x29cm.
There are days, where I have NOOOO idea what to paint or draw... And then , the coincidence is helping ... It shows though, that the theme really is not that important ! It does not matter WHAT you paint or draw, as long it inspires you ....



Bon anniversaire! 


Friday, February 11, 2011

Hair Stands on End
Acrylic and collage on paper. 29x41cm.

Astragaloi Mixed media and collage on paper
21x29cm. 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Letting go

Seamstress
Mixed media ( glue, coffee, acrylic and collage on paper.) 29x41cm.
On the Seamstress ( I really would  prefer to call it 'Näherin'... as the word seamstress is very new to me...)
 I did a bit of experimenting today with glue and coffee. At the beginning of the painting, I just used glue. When it was dry I used the coffee, and the coffee colour just stayed strong where there was no glue. It gave it already a 'printed' feel... that I reinforced with the simple colours at the end. WAS FUN TO DO  ..... I like experiments :)


Letting go Mixed media on paper 29x41cm.
Yesterday's work. Trying to go a bit away of the light brown collage colour....


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Healer

Healer 2  Mixed media on paper 21x29cm. 

Still working in smaller size. The first big painting after such a long time just needs time ! 
I also need time to loosen up, and that works best on smaller work ! Here I worked with instant coffee ( normally the one to make my Greek Frappe )  that I added directly onto the paper , so it got really sticky and dark in colour..... with other words : this painting also smells nice :)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mermaid

'Gorgona'
Mixed media on old music notes. 21x29cm.
The first half day in my new studio .... and not really knowing where to start, so I just continued to work on small ones , until a theme will appear.
 I also  have to start to  think about exhibiting this year and about a new theme. One idea was poems or maybe myths... time will show !