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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Printmaking in Spain - Finding a new language

"Chumbos", aquatint etching
It's taking me a while, to start on a new artistic language, after so many years in Asia,where the artistic expressions are so strong, and so bound by tradition, I have sweated a bit ( no pun intended) over coming home and finding my way again, amongst the much more subtle language of Spain. Here light and shadow, reflections and life plays a much stronger part, and of course, I want to find my personal way of telling you how much I love my adopted country.
A friend of mine once said...."when in doubt, do greenery" , and yes, it is kind of funny, but then she was too..... and I miss her sorely, so here comes my first timid attempts at declaring my love......
Espana - te quiero!

7 comments:

  1. Yes - lovely! I like the strong framework of the wall and wrought-iron gate, with the roundness of the cacti (are those "chumbos"?).
    The colours are subtle and soft - must be winter-time in Spain...
    Soon I will see your "adopted country" for myself and I am quite excited about it.

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  2. Yes this is a beautiful country and I am so happy that you have the artistic languish to show it to me in yet another way, I like this picture.

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  3. Lovely cacti from a lovely country! I look forward to seeing your Spanish style as it develops. :)

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  4. Strangely enough, I wrote a post on my blog a week ago about the same thing, called A Change in Direction. As a Londoner, I have made linocuts of urban scenes for many years but I now spend more time by the sea. Like you, I'm also trying to find a new artistic language. It's not easy!
    Enjoying your blog and looking forward to seeing how your work develops......

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    1. Thank you Gail, it's always nice to know that I am not alone in having to work something out, frustrating, and quite humbling, to be fumbling about a bit......

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  5. I love your greenery, what great advice! It's very grey & brown here right now...I feel another color combination coming on ;) Thanks for your kind words, printing then stitching is very satisfying, go for it!

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    1. grays and browns are beautiful... that's what I tell myself, sternly!!

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