Monday, February 20, 2012

Art making and shuffling the cards


This last week end I did not miss painting. I felt fulfilled with what I painted last week: a work that took me four morning sessions. Every one crossing the door of my studio noticed it. “Wow! Different, there's something.. don’t know.. more luminous!” I am surprised myself. It was an attempt to renew my style. Several weeks of studies and headaches turned with a simple resolution: if I wanted something new I should simply do not do what used to do in my art making routine. I took a different support, watercolour paper instead of canvas, acrylics rather than oils, different size (much larger) and even a different position in the studio. And at the end of every session I go: wow! This is making its own way!

Finding new ideas sometimes is just about changing old habits, shuffling the cards

Live in painting : ) Francesco
www.francescofontana.com

PS. Additional surprise: I used three tubes from the acrylics box just to discover -- once finished -- they were water mixable oils.
PPS. The actual image don't matter!

2 comments:

dogwood house studios said...

Francesco - as an emerging artist your words are very encouraging to me! Lately, I have been exploring a new style and berating myself for not pursuing a "body of work" all using the same process. Yet, the chance to discover a "freshness" in the painting is worth the risk.

Francesco Fontana said...

Thanks my friend keep on researching and stay tuned! -- Francesco