C'est beau de créer des liens, même au loin… L'écriture le fait chaque jour, pleins et déliés y compris au clavier. On ne voit pas les yeux, le corps reste absent, l'écriture tricote les âmes, d'âme à âme mais l'imaginaire des corps, parfois, miraculeusement, s'y enfl'âme.
No more ‘it’s too dark outside’. No more ‘i can’t feel my hands’, ‘this bog is haunted’, ‘the stars should not be moving like that’, ‘the lynxes sound like people when they scream and some day they’ll realize I’m not half as tough as I look’. It’s a new year and I’m not going to make any more excuses for myself.
We often go with Kana to used books stores to find interesting materials. Last time I bought an old album about Japanese bridges and found in it one that I know pretty well - The Full Moon Bridge in the Koishikawa Korakuen Japanese garden. I go there to paint often because it’s one of the few gardens that don’t mind if you use a tripod (or two).
I did this picture during a pretty long session (about 5 hours). I first made a really basic sketch in 2H pencil and then painted with my Schmincke set. The foliage proved to be really difficult to paint in this style with just watercolours so I used some white poster colour paint (NIKKER brand) and mixing it with the watercolours added some details.
The light kept changing drastically because of fast moving clouds and I got rained upon halfway through the painting. I managed to finish it somehow just before a huge storm approached.
Medium: HOLBEIN saunders WATER FORD natural 300g/m2 cold pressed F4