Pertinent time to share this Breakup Art (cards) I made inspired by Valentines Day.
To join the social media hashtag #throwbackthursday I’m summoning some of The Bulls water-colour series. The Bulls are at least 6 years old. I can recall when I was painting them, the table I was working at, the materials and even the feeling of the brush on the paper while adding water & colors. I also remember I made them all in one evening (and some failed attempts in the bunch, of course). Memories can be so vivid.
Ink as a medium is a liberating experience, at least to me. The more you try to control it, the less it will flow. Ink needs a little bit of guidance, the rest is her decision. After all, ink has been around hundreds and hundreds of years. The usage of ink is embedded in our code already. There’s nothing to fear, she’ll never betray you. Ink has the ability to summon onto the paper all that was forgotten, not only by yes but by those generations that precede us.
22″ x 15″ Ink & Watercolor
This is my favorite of all the paintings and drawings I’ve made. The story behind it is simple: years ago, I bought Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, which is considered a master piece. I tried to read it but I found it boring so, instead of finishing the book, I worked on this collage. Anyway, thank you Marcel Proust for the inspiration.
Mixed Technique on Paper
By the end of November 2011, I finished 2 more watercolors for the on going City Battle series. Let me introduce you to
“Solar Warrior prepares for the Rain”
(Both of these artworks were already sold).
And more to come, soon.
2010 Fall witnessed the start of a new watercolor series: City Battles. Here, I’m presenting two pieces from the series.