maanantai 12. lokakuuta 2015

56 x 76 or 76 x 56. (Works done from 1st to 12th October 2015 on paper sized 56 x 76 cm.)

What I've learnt from painting these five paintings: 

1. Paper does matter. I love Canson Arches Rough 300 g/m2, but every single art store in Finland seems to have run out of it in this size (I managed to find some in size 23 x 31, but that's simply not enough!). Safe and sorry and In my new yellow-jacket life there's no room for dissidents were painted on that paper, whereas Enkeli (Angel) was painted on Fabriano rough 300 g/m2, and I'll keep rebelling until I find a cause and I refuse to believe your truths were painted on Canson Moulin de Roy. It seems hard to try to get used to different kinds of paper. However, maybe it's good to face new challenges :)

2. Sometimes it's good not to give up. With every single one of these paintings, I've gone through a desperate phase during which I have been almost ready to tear up the paper and let go. But since I'm stubborn as hell, I went on painting and, in the end, was rather satisfied with the result. 


Enkeli/Angel. Watercolor and ink on paper 2015 (56 x 76 cm)

Safe and sorry. Watercolor and ink on paper (sized 76 x 56 cm) 2015.

In my new yellow-jacket life there's no room for dissidents. Watercolor and ink on paper (sized 76 x 56 cm) 2015.

I'll keep rebelling until I find a cause. Watercolor and ink on paper (sized 56 x 76 cm) 2015.

I refuse to believe your truths. Watercolor and ink on paper (sized 56 x 76 cm) 2015.