Friday, March 23, 2012

Vegetable pan fried noodles.

I used combination of at least 3 or 4 inks and Kuretake brush pens: Art&Graphic Twins and Clean color Real Brush. I also fooled around with Noodlers ball pen, which works with ink, I think I charged it with Walnut drawing ink. It is pretty good for adding details, but too weak to be seriously visible, may be because of my other rich inks.
I tried another paper from NY Central art store Bockingford 90 lb, I think it was 90 lb, it is pretty thin and grainy. I like it, it is allowing ink some freedom and doesn't look too serious.
The scene is pretty simple, process of cooking, fun family moments, which makes life so beautiful. Looking at this flames makes me remember all that times when I was a kid and danced in the kitchen around my Grandmother, who raised me, who was my mom.

6 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Who knew that cooking anything made such an exquisite painting!?! Really, Nikira...it is these works you do that make me so happy to have found your blog. I love the pops of color in the pan and the gas flames. I find this stunning!

T.Gomez said...

What a wonderful memory as is this work of art - I love it.

Nora MacPhail said...

Extraordinary! Awesome edges! Very fitting for your unique subject.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much CrimsonLeaves!
I strongly believe that every moment of our lifes is very unique, even it seems ordinary and repeated many times, components, feelings, us ourselves are different, not the same and each moment could be viewed from many angles. This why I am trying to capture and hold on to ordinary scenes and situations, trying to remember. :-)

Nikira said...

Thank you very much Trudy Gomez. You are right. Every moment with my daughter makes my day happier and cooking together turns into celebration of life. :-)

Nikira said...

Thank you very much Nora MacPhail! Tearing up edges getting back to my 18 years, sort of tribute to my best friend, who died 23 years ago. She drugged me to that experimental classes to learn "anti-art", "anti-color", where we were trying "to break through". It was hard for me to take it seriously because I was studying traditional way, but I respected my friend and her searches and took it as liberating my art, as experiments to expand my horizons. Now I really appreciate it.