Dünensaum (Triptychon), 2012, 34×52 cm
© Astrid Volquardsen

Originally this triptych started from a completely different format but there was one part which I didn’t like at all so I decided to cut it off, (which I usually never do). I still didn’t like it and all the sudden I could witness a creative process in my mind. I think it is very important to stay entirely open minded during the painting process and keep your options open. This painting was such fun and joy, because I had no idea where it would lead me. At the end of my morning in the studio one of Picassos`quotation came to my mind: »Inspiration does exist. But it has to meet you at work.«


6 Responses

  1. Vanessa
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    WOW! Your work is beautiful! I really love the triptych idea and especially when done to such a large scale. It’s really interesting that your intentions somewhat changed during the process. I think that’s pretty admirable because you were willing to depart from your original plan based on instinct alone… Gorgeous work!

    • Astrid
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      Hi Vanessa,
      thanks so much. Actually it was quite liberating to leave the original idea.

  2. Steffi Decker
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    Sehr schön, Astrid! Wie rahmst du so ein Triptychon ein? Alles in einen Rahmen oder getrennt?

    Liebe Grüße,

    • Astrid
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      Hallo Steffi,
      Ehrlich gesagt, weiß ich es noch nicht. Ich werde es dann hier im Blog zeigen.

  3. Steffi Decker
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    Oh ja, das wäre schön! Bin gespannt…

  4. Luzia
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    Und wieder dieses tolle Licht des Nordens eingefangen.
    Eine Augenweide und weckt die Sehnsucht nach der Küste in mir.
    Lieben Gruß in den Norden

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