I got inspired by a picture that I saw in a fashion magazine (don't ask what magazine that was, I can't remember). The pose of a model in that picture was just awesome. It was irritating and same time playful and funky.
I've been told about hundred times that I'm like Scarlet O'Hara from the movie Gone with the Wind. I am strong, stubborn, determined, assertive and even difficult circumstances I stay calm and know what to do. BUT in relationship I have a tendency to act fragile, weak and vulnerable woman who needs to be rescued.
After I did "expecting company?" I kinda got stuck to paint bottles again. It was so much fun and relaxing to paint them. To be honest, when I started to paint this I have this vision of a lonely bottle with greenish backround and nothing else. And so I executed my vision... but it didn't work. I usually have so strong visions what I'm going to paint and when this idea didn't seem to work, I was kinda shocked. Then because of this reaction I started to laugh at my silliness and started to plan different kind of stuff with this bottle. First idea was ants climbing to the bottle and then came a surrealistic idea of little woman pulling the bottle down with a rope. So I think this little woman is me (again) and this bottle represent my frustration with this painting ;)
There are three colours and one white in this port wine composition. Only burnt sienna, crimson, brussian blue and titanium white in palette.
There's something about shape of a bottle. I have painted and drawn bottles since I was a child. So no need to decode any indications of alcoholism from my art :) Like I said there's something about shape of a bottle. Can't really tell what that thing is why I love bottles, I don't only paint and draw them, I also use them to decorate my apartment. Bottles are usually very beautiful, round and because they are made of glass they are fragile, like people I guess.
I love dancing. It has always been one of my greatest passions in life. It helps to deal with different kinds of emotions from joy to despair or sorrow even. It's also a fun way to keep in shape.
I'm generally speaking very optimistic person. It doesn't mean I don't realise facts when things are looking bad, it just mean I always think that things are going to be ok. I don't get depressed easily, when something unpleasant happens I usually feel down for one night and when a new day dawns I remember that I have eight lives left ;)
One part of my self-portrait. The other part is called Blue. Both of them reflect different sides of my personality. As the Blue reflects some kind of shyness and introverted side of me, this Drama Queen is total opposite of that.
This Drama Queen is an extrovert, bold, cheery and dares to do whatever she wants to. Life is a big show to her and she's the brightest star. She is vital and she helps and supports all the weak ones. She has such passion that she can be burning like a sand of Sahara.
This is sort of self-portrait, or at least one part of it, like a reverse side of a coin. Other part of this self-portrait is called Drama Queen.
This blue is kind of a loner, a traveller of her own path. She is an introvert, shy, very vulnerable and calm as a desert of Lapland. She is bare, disfigured and has a bad posture. She writes poems and keeps them hidden in her drawer and in her dreams she always escapes.
I paint what I see and feel. Usually those "little women" that I paint are a reflection of me but I can see no reason why they have to look like me. I don't have that kind of fixation of my looks like for example Frida Kahlo did have. I like to observe things that are going on in our society and you can also find those features in my paintings.
My tools are brushes, oil colours, sometimes charcoal, acrylic or ink and a hint of self-irony.
I'm very interested in people and human behavior but sometimes I paint compositions or landscapes even.
Hope you enjoy!
ps. feel free to bitch about my grammar errors! I would appreciate it :)