Friday, May 25, 2012

Few more details on that mural.

Did broken wall and few more cracks with greens.
For me it is just a big sketch, one time apply brushstroke and run through. Would it ever happen that I will be commissioned to do a mural up to my liking? Have enough to put enough energy to bring closer to completion or life will pass and I won't paint what is burning inside?  And it is OK if it will never happened. Artists are familiar with that feeling having so many ideas and images in your head which won't fit into one's lifetime.
My admired Hokusai learned all his life and was getting ready to create at the age 100.

Here is a quote:
From around the age of six, I had the habit of sketching from life. I became an artist, and from fifty on began producing works that won some reputation, but nothing I did before the age of seventy was worthy of attention. At seventy-three, I began to grasp the structures of birds and beasts, insects and fish, and of the way plants grow. If I go on trying, I will surely understand them still better by the time I am eighty-six, so that by ninety I will have penetrated to their essential nature. At one hundred, I may well have a positively divine understanding of them, while at one hundred and thirty, forty, or more I will have reached the stage where every dot and every stroke I paint will be alive. May Heaven, that grants long life, give me the chance to prove that this is no lie.[1]


CrimsonLeaves said...

Wonderful words and a gorgeous mural. Do a mural in your own home, Nikira! Then you can do just as you please!

Nikira said...

Thank you CrimsonLeaves, but it is not working, I did few faux finishes on my walls, but want to move out, so no point, no time and it eats up my drawing time. Here it is sort of family room. :-)

José Antonio Herrero said...

So nice Nikira. You make a great work.
I love your art.