HOME  site map  abstract art   contact  f.a.q

Woman Crying

This painting was the second in which I used my new oversized palette knife. I have learned that one of the most crucial things in painting is the tool with which you apply the paint. A different tool can give your style an entirely different feel and rhythm. I tend to get stuck when I'm no longer able to surprise myself. When you use a new tool you'd expect some learning time to be necessary, but instead, the first moves I make with it are usually the most fresh and effective that I'll ever make. Then, when I feel my style is becoming lustless and inert I start to wonder what else is out there. Yesterday I used gel medium to stick pieces of toilet paper onto the canvas, whatever it takes to get unstuck.
Recently I bought a tube of alkyd resin (intended as an alternative to acrylic modelling paste) to mix with oil paint. Unlike oils and acrylics, oils and alkyds aren't antipodes, but although the mix was quite interesting (it has a subltety that enhances the quality of the oil paint, gives it more depth and luster), it can't replace the acrylics-oils mix, strangely perhaps. For structure painting the acrylics-oils mix is just prefect and I used it on Woman Crying profusely. As a matter of fact, I hardly touch my brushes anymore, while last year the brush was still my main tool, responsible for most of the poetry that my style had. Last year my style was slightly more oriented towards the drawing part (where the brush comes in), now the emphasis lies a little more on the conceptual side, which I try to give form by means of color areas (hence the knife).

90 x 86.5 cm
oils & acrylics on canvas
created: 2010

mailmanpolynesianportrait 1abstract 2abstract 3portrait 4portrait 5
latinaabstract 7pas de deuxpolish girlrobotssemi-abstracttime
streetwalkerles vietssheepwoman in templetigressaliensoldier
seated womanone secondbittersweetmarked womanpurecomposition 2composition 3
georgia 2griefdespairgenericdark romancemutilationshrew
childrenmourninglooking glasspopecomposition 4rectangleanswer me
exhibit aabstract 8solicitationnoli me tangereiconicpure abstractabstract 5
abstract 6abstract 9abstract 10abstract 11abstract femalecentrifugeultra violet
screamabstract art 12ultra violet 2financemisnamedabstract art 13black portrait
pure 7prophecypurer 8purest 9landscape 2pure 10pure 11
pure 12Xdoubleoverview

Of related interest - site map

Paintings.name >> Woman´s portrait I
Paintings.name >> Two tigers
Paintings.name >> Abstract portraitPaintings.name >> Abstract paintingPaintings.name >> Polynesian portraitPaintings.name >> Polish Girl
how to paintabstract artistspicasso cubismpiet mondrianfamous artists
© pictoright/Marten Jansen 2004-2017