February 4, 2010
How do we choose the theme/object for painting? What guides us, when we collect model photo, arrange still life of special colors, shapes and composition, find the landscape scene which touches our heart? Especially when we paint for pleasure, without purpose to sell or impress the viewer.
No inner secrets can be hidden from the eyes of the attentive observer, who knows the bits of psychology and feels the colors and input of the painter by heart. You prefer loose or hard strokes; ignore the pencil outlines or follow them precisely; direct colors or intuitive color mixes; color spectrum; themes: sky, sea, people, self portraits, flowers; we can read our paintings as the diaries of our lives.
I am not writing about masterpieces, the power and talent of Da Vinci, Velazquez, Turner knock down and clean us by simple looking at them, and this art is different story.
Mostly no words explanation is needed to see the nature, mood and likings of the author.
Why I think about it now? I look at my naive lily and - here I am with my only flower on blue-green background, because of my yesterday feeling of loneliness, cold and blue, a bit kept away and forgotten, knowing the frames and borders, controlling the scene of my life.
Optimistic part - this is my yesterday. New day changed feelings, colors and painting preferences.