Summer workshop in Vigelandsparken

As I sat sketching in the Vigeland Sculpture Park on a beautiful early summer day, I gradually started to feel a bit like Edvard Munch.

sketching in the park (c) art by rekkebo

sketching in the park (c) art by rekkebo

After a few hours of rapid charcoal sketches we went back to the studio to develop motives, play with new expressions, adding and subtracting, selecting in and out and limiting the palette. Today I chose other colors than I normally use and a painting block size A3 was my best friend.

I tried to mix a color that was entirely my own (remember to mix enough that so it will last all day, until the paintings are finished).

Today I used cold yellow and slightly warm red to make a strange orange looking color.

painter's shoes (c) art by rekkebo

painter’s shoes (c) art by rekkebo

  • pour half of the new color into another cup, and add a little blue to make a brownish color
  • both colors can be mixed with white
  • both colors can be mixed with black

By testing various painting techniques I try to make the motiv my own, and slowly it starts to look like some of my weird paintings, but still quite different…

In order to regain my inner balance I start playing with my blues and greens and a little bit of yellow and red and all of a sudden the sculptures comes alive…

sculptures on the run (c) art by rekkebo

sculptures on the run (c) art by rekkebo

 

norsk_flagg_ikonVi dro til Vigelandsparken en vakker forsommerdag – og etter hvert følte jeg meg nesten litt som Edvard Munch der jeg satt med tegneblokken i fanget og betraktet folkelivet i skulpturparken.

Etter noen timer med raske kullskisser dro vi til atelieret for å utvikle motivene, leke med nye uttrykk, legge til og trekke fra, velge inn og ut, begrense paletten. Jeg velger andre farger enn jeg vanligvis bruker og jobber på en ny maleblokk i størrelse A3.

Jeg blander en farge som er helt min egen (husk å lag nok til at det varer hele dagen, til hele malearbeidet er ferdig):

  1. kald gul og varm rød gir en litt merkelig oransje
  2. ta halvparten over i en annen kopp, tilsett litt blå og jeg får brun
  3. begge fargene kan blandes med hvitt
  4. begge fargene kan blandes med svart

Jeg jobber iherdig for å gjøre motivet til mitt eget – prøver ulike maleteknikker og sakte, sakte begynner bildene å ligne litt på mine vanlige rare malerier, men de er likevel helt annerledes…

For å gjenvinne min indre balanse begynner jeg å ta inn blått og grønt, litt gult og rødt, og plutselig begynner skulpturene å leve sitt eget liv…

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