Sunday, August 21, 2011
Barbara's intro : Pierre Alechinsky
Trying to catch up coming back from some holidays!
I am really axcited about participating in this group!
So I wil introduce myself :
I am 39, living in Brussels, exercising as an architect doing conservation and restoration of monuments and art works and doing some art myself in my free time :)). I do mainly watercolor.
My Flickr page : http://www.flickr.com/photos/barbara_luel/
I am also in another moly exchange group that is working quite well : http://moleskinex3.blogspot.com/
As artist I hesitated a long time and finally choose Pierre Alechinsky : http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Alechinsky
I like his painting and the structure of his painting especially, with mostly the contrast of a coloured paint in the center of the artwork and then a "promenade" in the margin around the colors with a "story" in black ink like a cartoon. So feel free not necessarily to imitate his forms but you can use your own style of painting and make a story about your view of life in the Pierre Alechinsky structure style. Like for example his great painting of central park here above. Feel also free to make a collage! (he does it as well: mainly japanese paper on canvas for the promenades in chinese ink).
I would also like to propose for this particular moly theme to use the large folding moly? What do you think? I know it's more exxpensive to send probably...
Looking forward to start!