Here comes another post pulled from my archives!
In fact, it is the very first post I published on WordPress. It shows, that although my blog started in July 2015, the project that stands behind it – which is me making art – actually began half a year earlier. And to be even more precise: it started on the second Christmas Day in 2014.
It was then that I first pulled all my courage together – and believe me, after not having painted anything since being a child, it did take some courage! – and sat down at my easel to paint my first acrylic-on-canvas painting. I painted for about two hours and simply let the brush decide where it wanted to go.
It´s quite an untypical abstract painting for me and yet in my eyes at least, it really isn´t.
This is what I wrote on 31 July 2015:
In the Mood for… William Turner
I actually – and secretely – started this project last winter, when I buried myself in a book about Impressionism and became aware of my deeply hidden wish to be able to paint just like the great painters, whom I´ve already admired for years.
This desire has become quite overwhelming at this point and so I finally gave in and bought some acrylic paint and a couple of canvases. My first painting was thus inspired by William Turner (1775-1851), that wonderful english romanticist, whose paintings I´ve admired in the National Gallery in London a couple of years ago. Unlike him though, I chose to paint simply in black-and-white – and I´m not entirely sure why I did.