Hello, I'm an art student majoring in painting and I just wanted to let your know your works are magnificent! The colours and the way you manipulate the paint is really different from the artists that I've been observing(:
I'm also wondering if you use any references when you paint, like pictures or artists, because the portraits you do are beautiful and..I don't know, haha, I was wondering if you can "see" their faces in your mental eye or if you used a photo off the internet and just abstract it.
Yes, I have a lot of faces in my mind, but I need of a base for paint lights and shadows in a right and realistic way. Then.. generally I use a generic portrait that than I change for my needs :)
It would be beautiful if I could paint the faces in my mind without references.. :P
questa notte ti ho sognata, non so bene perché. o meglio, ho sognato che entravo in una galleria d'arte e che c'erano tutti i tuoi lavori più belli, affiancati ai più belli di van gogh. era un sogno tanto carino e pacifico!
sappi che mi hai detto una cosa davvero bella, mi hai resa felicissima. <3
Hi! Your stuff is a HUGE inspiration of mine and I am in a college level art class right now and I have to document on my inspirations in a book. I was just wondering what were your inspirations when painting? Do ideas just pop in your head? What paint medium do you usually use?
Sorry for all the questions, I just think your stuff is so wonderful and I would love to know more about the pieces.
Oh thank you so much! Ok, I try to answer.There are a lot of inspirations when I painting something.. the people around me, the artists that I love (like Francis Bacon, Schiele, Lucian Freud, Francesca Woodman.. etc), the movies that I watch, the music and ever ways of expression that I can find.. also like the post by others that I see here on tumblr. :) The ideas don’t just pop in my head, sometimes for an idea I need of long long times, the ideas make themselves in my head, slowly. I try to express them. I often use many type of paint mixed together for each work. I usually use watercolors, ink, acrylic, charcoal and industrial varnish. Using more materials I can make the pic more deep, with multiple levels. I love “work” on the white paper. I hope I’ve given you good answer, I’m better with the painting that with words. :)