vrijdag 12 december 2008

Here are some results of our recent modelling session, the last in a row. Think I'm really going to like this subject!

vrijdag 28 november 2008

We worked very hard last night, trying to capture the beauty of the male model who posed for us. His enthousiasm inspired all of us. Here are some results...

zaterdag 22 november 2008

Today I tried to work out one of the model studies in charcoal, made the other week, in oilpaint. As a mater of fact, this was the first time I painted a nude in oil, I realised. A nice colouring exerciton, but not yet with a satisfactory result.

zondag 16 november 2008

Another afternoon of unremitting labour with the bust of Giacometti: the face is becoming more convincing, I like to believe, but it is still not what I have in mind. A very well-spent afternoon though!

zondag 9 november 2008

Today I finished a new prototype for a large sculpture I intend to make. It's made of simple wooden strips and I tried to suggest someone losing his balance caused by the collapsing of the cubes he stands on. For me this work is still in a Giacometti-spirit (human fragility), but I tried to approach the idea of 'losing one's mind' in a different way and not using the sensitivity of the clay. Losing on'e mind is interpreted as: suddenly being aware of the relativity of our thinking models (cubes). Anyway, this try-out helps a lot to prepare for the next version.

dinsdag 4 november 2008

Giacometti, wat is het toch dat me bezighoudt in die man en zijn werk? Ik probeer  in klei een portret van hem te maken met een 'Giacometti-gevoel' erin, maar het vlot nog niet erg. Het lijkt meer op Simon Carmiggelt...