We are the 4th of july, so for those of you who celebrate, firstly, Enjoy yourselves!
Secondly, I am currently working on something that is from my gut. I have never explained this before, because I did not feel it as much as I do with this one. But I hurt.
I hurt, because I have been lazy and busy with other things that have "stopped" me from working on this piece. And I am mad at myself, for keeping it in for so long. I don't know how other painters feel about their work, and their need to put it on paper/canvas. Today, I am hurting because I cannot stop thinking about it.
I want to work on a picture that makes me think of our freedom, our freedom to be people. Good people, educated people. Poeople who can realise that others around us, close or far, HURT. We submit to life, but then we don't take care of this gift. We don't realise until it is too late, that we should LIVE! We don't have time to make excuses and feel sorry for ourselves.
For some of you, Atlas may be a familiar name. In Greek mythology, it is said that Atlas carries the world on his shoulders. So I will let you think about all I said, and think from there about what I am working on next.
I had a fantastic holidays, and now that it is over, I am back doing research, sketches and experiments. As I mentioned in my previous post, I am working currently on my Project Avengers: Captain America again. It is a slow process, involves glue, newspapers and a huge amount -it feels that way- of sketches.
I am doing various things as research, but mainly sketching so I am having lots of fun. At the moment even my sketches are half done, some of them still needed paint and re-touch. But it is ticking along.
I do have some other ideas from future paintings, but nothing is set in stone yet.
I am making a few changes to my website, so don't worry too much if it does not look the same, you are still on the right website :)
I have not been around much, I am sorry about that. To be honest, I have been busy at home and at work both. It has been very difficult to fit any painting and sketching into my timetable lately. A little inside peak: I found a new day job, which I really enjoy and fits me better in my lifestyle. My children are going to nursery in April, and I have been running around like a headless chicken it feels. But I have now found the nursery, so that is good at least.
I am currently re-working on the Captain America that I made a little while ago. I will publish pictures once I am done.
Also I am going on a family Holiday from the 18th March until the 30th of march, so I won't be around to answer any questions or take any orders. I will do another post to let you guys know again.
One of my new paintings: "You got curves" will be soon posted online.
I have been told lately that I had put weigh on, or rather "gone Fat", by people that are not even close to me (friends and family). I got really irritated by a lot of it and them, and thought to myself : "how can you say something like that to somebody that you barely know?" I mean, do people actually go to the supermarket, see an employee there regularly and think they can walk up to them to tell them they have put weigh on!?!?!
So you may guess where this painting is coming from. I mean, I am proud of my curves. I have two beautiful babies that I love to pieces, and it is this body that permitted me to have such treasures. So I started to draw the naked woman body. Not like you see in the movies and after Photoshop and stuff. Just the regular woman, with curves and fat and basically a body that supports her.
So as I said in the beginning, I will post some pictures soon. Keep you posted. xxx