maandag 11 juli 2011

Still Life 1998, Margaretha Taal

Painted in their summer house, water paint and pencil, about 3'x4'. A bit in the style of Cezanne. The funny thing is that the table and many of the painted objects are still there in the same room. Naturally one paints what is at hand. You paint what you see and find beautiful.

Why an Art Blog?

I grew up in a house with two parents who are both professional sculptors and artistic painters. The appartment where we slept was much smaller than the studios where they worked. And both were full of art. Paintings, sculptures, clay, wood, old stuff, chisels, hammers, saws, brushes, you name it. Sometimes me and my brother were models for something one of my parents worked on. Most of the time we were just making things, reading, playing and being bored. But we were always, always surrounded by living art.

At the time I never realized how different that was from how most children grow up.

I hope I can transfer some of the feel of what I experienced. And perhaps you can look a bit through their eyes too, by looking at their work and art.