fooling around with an idea
Lately I’ve been painting a number of landscapes, with which, on the whole, I am quite satisfied. However, they are not landscapes, as I often used to do in the past, that I painted in the wild, but rather a play around with ideas or set pieces.
Since I also fall back on earlier work and thus on memories, it seemed interesting to me to include the aspect of memory, remembering the past – as old guys like me often do 🙂
The composition as such is in no way exciting or anything special. But it was precisely the simplicity that I found challenging and so this theme can be found modified in some painting phases over the last 30 years.
Unfortunately, I have never dealt with photoshop and therefore my gimmick is technically flawed. The original looks like this:
From my point of view, some parts of the picture reflect the ephemeral, the memory or the imagination quite well.
I actually like the second draft for this gimmick better because it looks more nostalgic and reveals more inner life.
Two earlier works that I have on hand approached the subject in the following way. These were works on rice paper with Chinese ink and colors.