New Painting from the Reminiscences Project: “Blue Door”
January 20, 2008
I did a painting marathon today – the whole day nothing but painting leaves and the final glazing, scanning and the third painting from the Reminiscences project is finished – I called it “Blue Door” – another of these wonderful colour combinations that really don’t seem to fit into a climate such as ours nor into the typical German mentality…but never mind. Things can be changed and who cares whether something fits or not?
I have my fun with painting these views on a piece of history that developed into something the architects of the Olympic Village probably have never anticipated: a little village filled with a very peculiar and vibrant atmosphere, comparable to those artist villages in the south of France or Spain. Vive la liberté, eviva la libertad!
And here it is in all glory:
|Blue Door, acrylic on cotton, 18″ x 26″
©2008 Petra Voegtle
As usual – clicking on the image leads you to my website with a larger and better image and detail pics…and the original photo see below.
Btw – just in case you should be interested – I did no tracing of the photos I made for this painting series. So in fact it is a realistic but no photo realistic series. There is still the element of painting in an abstracting manner rather than copying each little detail. That was never my intent. As I have shown – there are the photos and I try to keep the paintings as close as possible to the documentation but if necessary or opportune (for design reasons) I change perspective, colours etc.
The intent is to create a vibrant memory of something that does not exist any more. So it happens that the memorized images will change over time just as they are changed in the paintings…