Picture 1: In the first stages.
Picture 2: detail - in the finishing stages.
After being occupied with a lot of personal business for about 2 months, I finally started painting again a few weeks ago.
I really had missed to paint / to create / to disappear into paint / to astonish myself.
Because that is what I do. With every new painting I discover new
'things' which I want to explore further, and which make it a little bit
That is how I keep on evolving.
I am in the final stages now of a new 'Girls in Paint'. I think it will
take me one or two more days to finish it. As always, the details make
the finishing touch.
I currently work in the back room of ARTISHOX Art Gallery in Hasselt,
Belgium. People who visit the gallery, can see me painting.
In the first stages of the painting, I only work when the door is
closed. I don't want anyone to disturb me. I cannot make a composition
with someone watching over my shoulder. It makes me extremely nervous.
Also, I need to step out of reality, into the painting. But then, when
the composition has rised, it is no problem anymore to paint with
audience... uptil a certain level I have to say! ;)
Although the painting rises under my eyes and hands, I am still curious
for the final result. I already fell in love with it (in my opinion this
is necessary, to be able to finish a painting properly). Happy me again!