Eva in the bath (III)

Eva in the bath (III), Pastell, 21×23cm,
2010, © Astrid Volquardsen

It feels so good, that the figurative work is back in my artistic life. In my landscapes I’m interested in a quite realistic way with realistic colours, whereas in the figurative work I love to use completely different colours and a different technique. I don’t blend as much as I do in my other work.

Eva in the bath still keeps me on the hook and I again realize how amazing the photoshooting in France was. There are still many more pictures to come.
While painting I realized why I love painting so much. It all comes down to this very moment, when you put down a color and something inside you klicks into place, some very intense moment of perception. It’s very hard to put into words.

A singer ones told me that it seems to be comparable when one feels the sound of a note deep inside.

7 Responses

  1. Ulrike Miesen-Schürmann
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    Hallo, hallo!

    Die Badewanne ist dir gut gelungen, besonders der Schattenpart. Meine Kreiden liegen hier schon lange unbenutzt herum. Wird Zeit, dass ich sie wieder heraushole.

    Ulrike O:-)

  2. Karin Goeppert
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    Das ist einfach ein wunderbares Bild, die Farben sind unglaublich schön.

  3. RUDHI - Chance
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    Ich würde einen 'schwachen' DEAGAS oder BONNARD verkaufen, und eines Ihrer starken Pastelle behalten! (Ich liebe Ihre Pastelle…)

  4. Astrid Volquardsen
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    Hallo Ulrike,
    die Badewanne hat es mir auch echt angetan. wo findet man heut zu Tage noch solche Stücke.

    vielen Dank.

    ach, ein schwacher Degas bleibt dennoch ein Degas, aber trotzdem Danke.

  5. Anonymous
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    Hallo Astrid,

    ein tolles Bild! Mal was ganz anderes! Licht und Schatten, sehr schön umgesetzt! Und dir ist nicht nur die Wanne gut gelungen!!!

    LG Claudia

  6. loriann
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    Feels the sound of a note deep inside…that's a wonderful way to put it. I know what you mean. When it clicks it's a total amazement. In reality you can plan and plan but all of a sudden you surprise yourself! Oh that was the voice inside!
    These new figurative works of yours are really finding your different voice: similar, I would know it's you, but it's like singing in a different key. Brava!

  7. Astrid Volquardsen
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    Hi Loriann,
    you're right, when you say "it's total amazement." That's exactly how it feels. It's so nice to sing in a different key, so refreshing and finfing out, what else I am capable of.

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