Finished the painting of the black shirt for my brother (he’s got an awesome dragon tattoo so the shirt totally fits). I started with a motiv for the front which he designed himself (unsymmetrical on purpose). It was a mistake to use metallic-white which was totally silver and shiny… so went back to repaint with pure white. Then somehow the process exploded and we both ended up in creating a massive dragon-sword-wings-combi on the back (including runic characters and a funny ballerina-like-bat-shape on the sword). Well, he loves it.
I only wish I would have a better sewing machine for straighter lines… :-)… but on the other hand: that’s a sure sign of handmade.
About to finish some long-term projects… painting a shirt for my bro who made a special non-symmetrical tribal design for it… sewing an apron for a friend… and gluing heart-shaped glitter foam onto a bustier for a costume… next will be the cotton bags with special book illumination letters.
Some felt ages ago I started to build up rocks with a modeling paste on a canvas and also inlcuded real sand in there… after spending time reading about Alfred Zoff (as part of the arty neighbourhood to my master thesis artist “Marie Egner”) and watching his amazing expressive landscapes (especially those depicting coasts and oceans) I went into the canvas as Zoff-like as possible which was not “that” easy if you work on a picture just by pure imagination and what you want to look it like in your head. (you can see my struggle on fb where I wasn’t happy with the spray of water… up in the air? reflux mode?)
The more I admire Zoff now for staying consistent with his thick and floating brushstrokes. Contrary to him I want “careful” in the background but also like it as an opposite to the foreground – hence the title (given by my brother).
I still need a wonderful golden frame that really fits…
As already stated on fb… I got inspirated by a very elegant “Nordic” European painting that I’ve seen at an auction and wanted to create something similar but more expressive and colourful… and…
…likewise to the orginial there is no water in the glass!
I love the sunny expression of the picture next to a calendar poster of Van Gogh’s Still Life with Pears (which is interestingly printed wrong-sides!!!).
Besides doing crazy research about the painter for my master thesis (Austrian Impressionist painter Marie Egner)… finally took the time to finish this canvas for a dear friend… (she has a postcard with the picture of a silk work and wished it to be transformed onto canvas – including a bit of an upsizing ;-)… the canvas measures 120 x 80,5 cm). If I would have to (re-)title the picture, it would be: “Energy out of the holy grail”
This is just an overview of the roses I’ve created over the past weeks and already published on fb… I should try black ones too for a change.