WELCOME ! Here I'm happy to share my painting and drawing process through the years. I paint and draw "portraits" of what visually capture my interest and with no exception there is light, shadows and water involved.
Contemplation appeared early in my life, and drawing followed naturally to leave a trace of my impressions. Here I'm happy to share my processes and reflections about painting and drawing, a life long exploration...
Lots of thinking about process and result most of the time... trying to do better everyday... one step at a time... little by little. I might one day produce something that feels 100% like my own, hopefully.
An odd feeling today, the feeling that we learn a lot from our errors. I mean much more than we really think. These are quick sketches. I'm quite happy with the session and the result, specially as I've been feeling this autumn that progress is slow. And many times I end up saying to myself "this is how I DON'T want to paint". So, today I kept my last days errors in mind. And it felt like it worked. My conclusion is also that we don't obtain anything difficult without firm determination, and we need a special way of active thinking, it all under a great concentration.
I finally got something out of my efforts! This might all be very personal, and maybe YOU don't like the result, but that doesn't matter much, as we are only doing sincere work listening to ourselves, not trying to please others. We can only produce original work, when obeying our nature. And I'm only sorting out what my nature is since I started drawing and painting, it takes time and efforts working hard, but it's worth it!
Some of these are painted on my beloved "top-paper" I just got a few sheets left of it, and actually using it today reminded me again how wonderfully it reacts! (It's not that I like hurting myself, I just thought I should use the few sheet left) But! I also tried out a "new" drawing paper, which I had bought for drawing, but finally it felt fine to paint on! And which might get better after testing it a bit more. The two "sitting men", here above, are done on it; a Sennelier paper, 200gr, fine grain, for sketching and painting with water soluble paint.
I have a bunch of blocks and papers I should use up at home. Findings might come through with old paper blocks, and without spending time and money searching more new stuff!