Walking the streets of Riga
The exhibition time in Tunisia is getting closer. I will be presenting some of my art projects in FESTIVAL INTERNATIONALDES ARTS PLASTIQUES DE GAFSA – TUNISIE – «Session Jugurtha» in late August this year. 100 days of Inner Art is going to be one of them.
Here are the pages I was working on during my art retreat in Latvia in July.
Now, looking at those pages, I can clearly see the influence of the Greece colors and palettes that I was observing during my morning, day or evening sketching trips around the area. Moreover, it will be interesting further to compare those to the ones I will make during my stay in Latvia… Follow along #100daysofinnerart
This year I am joining #the100dayproject with #100daysofinnerart. For now it is an exploration of my emotions on a particular day. I also observe what catches my attention that day, what is the greater context and transform that mix into abstract paintings. So far it has been an interesting journey to see how the brushstrokes change, which brush I tend to use and what are the dominant colors in the palette.
I’m currently super busy with preparing the conference and festival about the concept of time: Celebrating Time. There are all sorts of things that need to be taken care of in various directions. It’s easy to get side tracked, or burnout. Therefore to keep myself focused, and at the same time to give myself time to recover I am taking breaks. After unsuccessful attempt to find a tango partner or kayaking partner, I’ve settled with an online drawing course: Ethno Fun.
Maria, the author of the course, sends me an email once a week with the description of the lesson and plenty of photos that illustrate it. By today I’ve received five lessons, but was able to work on three of those and still haven’t completed the third lesson fully. However, it’s very rewarding. It has been a while since I held a paint brush in my hand and I haven’t really worked with watercolors earlier either. It has been a journey full with different discoveries.
Besides the standard watercolors, we are using tea and coffee as paints and all sorts of natural materials as a ‘brush’, such as feathers, sticks, toothpicks, leaves, ropes, and etc. I’m gradually getting more different brushes and markers and am getting better at using them, well at least that what I think…
Here you can see some of my work that was born during this course, which helps me to unwind and switch off and then to be fresh again.