Drawing is a contemplating process with meditative moments. Seeing how the drawing progresses is fun and fascinating to follow. That’s why I have created this post. Here you can read about and follow the processes of my drawings .
Currently, I’m working on a drawing of a child. The child’s expression is captivating, disturbing and emotional. The subject, I choose to draw, must call forth emotions, which leads to a certain kind of communication. I wish to catch the darkness or the lightness, the psychological layers, of the subject.
To get there, it’s both important to communicate with the work, but also to enjoy the process and not only focus on final result, to love the small achievements during the process.
I hope you will enjoy following the creation of a drawing.
When visiting Tate Gallery in London, back in 1998, I made my first acquaintance with paintings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), the painter of light: I fell in love with the Turner universe; I fell in love with the world of art.
Soon I grabbed the paintbrush and began to express myself in a new way. Before art I felt lost. I tried out thousands of disguises. Like the sea god Proteus, the son of Poseidon.
Proteus was able to foretell the future, but he would change his shape just to avoid having to.
Since the flower Protea exists in a great variety, it is named after Proteus, symbolizing diversity.
I used to have a thousand disguises – today I put on my smock.
“We meet ourselves time and time again in a thousand disguises on the path of life.” – C. G. Jung
Like words create new stories, colors and lines create new paintings, continuously. I’m an artist searching for my own language, searching for inspiration to translate into my own form. Words and colors can develop into anything. So I will grab my pen and hope that Amsterdam and mister Rembrandt will talk to me during the creative process.