I can say now with a hindsight of few months that this painting was a turn for my color palette.
I’ve made this painting for the last challenge of the 2019 year with @paardverzameld. The subject was Whistlejacket from George Stubbs. Create our Whistlejacket with our style, our sensibility.
For me it was obvious, I focused on the eye, head and the neck. I wanted to focused the observer look on this expressive part. Without neglecting the strong global attitude, the level of energy emanating from the entire body posture.
Even if it was not my usual colors, the idea was to keep the ambiance of the original, warm and sweet. So I’ve decided to try a new range of colors that was not mine: earthy green and something close to brown-orangish.
Quickly I found myself out very at ease with this earthy tones. I confess that I hesitated to add a blue… yeah I know habits are strong!
After that painting, I used more warm tones and less blues. Until removing blue in 4 very recent paintings! If you know me well… you know that it’s kind of a miracle!
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acrylic & black chalk painting on canvas
DIVE INTO A PAINTING
Talking about my paintings has used to be a so much hard exercise for me during years because I didn’t really know me, not at all actually. I found out that the more I was aware of what I was, the more I could talk about my art. And the more I talk about my art, the more I know me.
These are my interpretations of the moment of one of my paintings. You could have yours and it would be very fine, this is the magic of art. It actually allows our own feelings, our vision of life to express through the mirror of the art. Follow your heart and it’ll tell you your truth.