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On this space I would like to share some of my
thoughts or struggles, ups and downs in the whole painting
process. Everybody who ever tried to make a simple drawing had
a moment when it was looking better. Why I couldn't stop
earlier? It is simple question, but no answer.
Very often I work on two or three easels at
the same time, to be able to control that moment. Sometimes it
In the beginning is always one idea.
Here, on this painting my
idea was to make a woman as a symbol of colour, like I did it
with Light painting.
This was obviously not an success in any way. Even
the shape of body was disappearing in front of my eyes,
because I was so obsessed with the idea I had in the beginning.
I saved only this one photo as an evidence of my struggle with
the "object versus idea" painting
Why you get so obsessed that you cannot see
what is going on. Why is so difficult to stop when you see it
is not working. How to help your self to make the right choice.
That is all so amazing for me, exploring all the questions and
I was relieved when I decided to give up
The first moment I've got rid of my idea of making a
Color-woman, I saw it immediately. Why not use some already
painted parts and than continue
For this painting I was working with Esther
again, but I couldnt remember what was my first idea.
It is strange how many different photos of
this painting I've found...
This one was not that bad, but it was not good either!
I definitely decided that I have to forget all about this
I turned around the canvas and went in to my
garden this mei ... and...
You can see the son and stones...
In my garden
I painted this flower earlier and there were always some
peaces of this painting I was happy about. The way I painted
right and left up-corner, very nice...I even thought I have to
cut the canvas and forget the rest of it.
Then one hot summer day I was inside looking out. Contrast
in temperature and light-dark was so interesting. I made some
photos and lots of drawings...and when I was at home I took my
Then I started eliminating elements from old painting until it