Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Art by Willem Strydom

I recently attended a walkabout of Willem Strydom's work - on exhibition at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch at the moment.

The unbelievable attention to detail in his watercolour paintings really impressed me!

In the booklet of this show it says that the artist has chosen to call his watercolour works, 'drawings with colour'.
It also says that 'from the outset each mark serves an autonomous function, to from a coherent and active part in the composition of the final image. He does not use layers of marks... starts to draw at one point of the image, completing section after section, and almost never returning to any of the previously completed areas!

Willem is actually known for his marble sculptures, but it is my love for detail that had me looking at his paintings with lots of admiration! 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Whoo-hoo.... my first post in my new blog!  I thought it good to start of with the 'Creative Courage'  course pic... as this wonderful experience at the beginning of this year made me look at my 'creative path' with new eyes... 
I'm just an ordinary girl, who has a real job... but I have an extraordinary love for creativity... I want to explore... and while doing so, I want to be ok with just playing (not having to live up to the high standards I have for myself!)... I want to look for my truths... and I want to learn to listen and I want to start to express what I hear... through playing, having fun, just doing...