artjournal · MY ART


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Today I was working on this drawing/painting. I’ve already worked on it a lot on various occasions. But I never really liked the way it turned out. The only part I really liked was the part on the above right side. Since I kept wresting with the whole thing today once again, I decided to keep only that part and just paint away the rest. Now it is talking to me again. Not finished, I think, but we’re back on track together.

Maybe the proces of this piece of art is telling me that it is okay to be radical sometimes, that it is okay to cut things out of my life that don’t work or that I don’t like.

artjournal · digital art · MY ART

I never was such a horsegirl…

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‘I never was such a horsegirl…’, acrylics, posca, marker and a little bit of photoshop

This image showed up in my artjournal today. It’s funny because I never felt a lot for horses. not like some other girls in my class did. In fact, I was scared of them. Nowadays I tend to paint and doodle horselike figures, probably more for the symbolic meaning of them. For me horses stand for courage, firmness, chivalrousness, speed and sometimes wildness. This horse stands in a stable. I don’t remember ever having created an image like that. What does it mean here? ‘Caged wildness’ maybe? Something to ponder about…