Je continue sur ma lancée avec juste un tout petit post pour répondre au 2 questions suivantes (la réponse aux premieres questions est ici) :
- But why you work only from photos?
- Don't you ever invent anything?
There are several reasons that led me to draw only from photos, without any addition.
I told you already about my leaning vision worries (!). Worked from a picture allows me to use a proportion grid.
I am also a very contemplative person. I love watching things. Even when there is "nothing", I always see something. I sit in our quiet garden (well in the week, for with the summery weather, at week-ends, the children laughters makes it a complete different fun) and I watch ... a rosebush leaf that flutters down, a bird moves in the hazelnut tree, large green beetles foraging from one flower to another, a cluster of valerian flower suddenly shakes for no reason apparently, or the neighbour black cat turns his ears without even opening the eyes. Nature, in its immobility speaks to me.
And the portrait is forever in my heart. But mostly the ones where one wonders what the subject thinks. I like the enigma of the snapshot. No staging. The surprise of a moment of life.
I like to think I'm just a medium. But as the linguist I am, I know only too well that the medium add a layer of meaning on the initial message. And then I put my own meaning on the meaning of the subject. And I know that just by looking at the portrait, the viewer will also do so. It is the unavoidable movement of communication.
And so I, who is so loud in person, like to draw from photos to whisper, in very few words how much I love colors, and people and the feelings they carry.