TURQUESA Y COBRE (versión español)
TURQUOISE AND COPPER (english version)
This work, bought by a wonderful woman is part of the series Women in Color and was a turning point in one of those moments of the creation winter. Knowing that my strongest area is drawing, I had decided one year earlier to learn color in order to advance. As a designer I had had numerous courses of color and I had used color effectively in design. But Design is not Painting (although many people choose for their livingrooms beautiful works that are not more than design or decoration).
I am basically a Drawer and a Valorist. The term Valorist applies to an artist that thorough handling of light and shadows represents volumes of objects in a perfectly manner. This includes most of the classical masters such as Rembrandt and later, Dali. Colorists are those that explain the shapes of bodies and their contents using color, without a light treatment of the shadows, prioritizing the color before drawing. For example, Monet and Van Gogh.
During that year of color studying, I painted many works that were technically well executed, but I looked at them and said: Ah, beautiful. Nothing else. And that began to generate a lot of discontent within me. I will never want to do nice things only. And so I decided to retreat into my studio and explore freely. So one day I mixed two great loves: the aqueous medium (I love the unexpected and spontaneous effect of ink when mixed with water) and a dry medium like Pastel: the colors are gorgeous and bright (just look at the works of French Impressionist Edgar Degas, he retouched his oil paintings with pastel).
The result was this artwork, the first of its series, which now has an Owner, who was amazed by the color. Currently I am back on this modality, always looking for new bases, searching for a fluent stroke, minimalism in the form and rich color.