We moved through the first week and a half working on the painting quite swiftly. But then at some point the momentum that was pushing us forward was lost -something not unusual in the process of painting- and we encountered in front of us a vegetation that was becoming somehow stylized and lifeless. had the idea of moving the canvas from the wall onto the floor and so our physical posture in relation to the surface changed. This brought a fresh breeze to the painting. The rhythm of marks denoting branches on the top part of the painting was painted in this way, infusing the work with a new quality and direction.
Below a work to farewell an artist, art teacher and friend, in her trip relocating in South-East Finland after four decades in and encouraged with her painting from an early age. The work was created in turns by Raisa and Misha, placing one vertical line each at the time, as a kind of a .
|Still in progress, 135 x 115 cm, oil on canvas|
|For Liisa, 30 x 20 cm, acrylic on paper|