maandag 9 november 2009

Playing and painting

When being busy with painting with oil paint -for the first time- I tought about the similarities. They're both a form of art of expressing yourself. One with paint, one with sound. When you do so, or better when I am into one or the other I forget time. You just play or just paint. Times seems to be no more, but it comes back when you consiously see or hear youself doing it. Both will get better - is my experience- when not thinking too much. And that is an aspect I really like. Many things in live desire decisions, choices or hard thinking. The flute, the music, the paint, the pictures makes me wanna do instead of think. Even more with painting, but also with playing: just start and you'll get somewhere. Here is my first painted self-portrait, taken with a cellphone camera.

 Selfportrait, oil on canvasboard. 30' x30' (cm).

4 opmerkingen:

Anoniem zei

Very well done Bas and it is all the more impressive given it if your first try with paint. Looking forward to seeing more of your artwork and thanks for sharing it on your blog.

Anoniem zei

Thank you for sharing,

Is this your first painting from years before or your first painting recently? I like it very much.

Bas Nijenhuis zei

I have painted some acrylics when I was 18 years (15 years ago), recently I started again, but now with oils. This is my first selfportrait, but I have painted some practice paintings before this one like an apple and some flowers.

breath1 zei

Hello Bas,
Nice work. I understand the similarities. In fact, I would say that there are similar forces in anything when done with the same mind. And the results can speak equally well to the heart regardless of the medium.