New Painting “White Wall” finished (Reminiscences Project)
February 6, 2008
Painting #6 from the “Reminiscences” project is finished. This time I used very subdued colours, did some manipulation of the reality by adding a window that does not exist this way as a composition element and for the focus of the eye.
My main interest yet are the traces that dead vine feet leave on the wall. As you may have realized from my photo series “Doomsday of the Olympic Student Village in Munich” I am a bit obsessed by the cute patterns vine feet leave on coloured walls, each creating their own delicate and fragile patterns which look so “artistically” creative and inspirational from no-one else than Mother Nature. So I simply HAD to do a painting with these. It won’t be the last one I suspect.
What’s also different in this painting is, that you have to get close in order to see the subtleties that I have added by imitating holes in the plaster of a wall as well as the structures that are created when you paint layer over layer of paint without removing any of them. This means that I actually did not use brush strokes but was tabbing the brush on the canvas. That leaves little bubbles which explode and thus again leave their own little textures.
|White Wall, acrylic on cotton, 26″ x 20″
©2008 Petra Voegtle
I put this on a black background for better contrast. Check out my website for details by clicking on the pic if you like.