新しい日本画の制作に取り掛かってます。8枚のA4サイズのボードを組み合わせて円形にして、連続した絵を描くという壮大な計画(?)の元、ただ今デザインを考えているのですが思いの外めちゃ難しくて試行錯誤してます。ドイツに来てからの日本画のテーマであるsound circle シリーズの集大成のつもり★
I’m making new works for Japanese painting. In my grand(?) plan, to paint a continuing picture on eight A4 boards arranged in a circle. I’m in under consideration about design of that and keep doing try and error, it’s so hard beyond my prediction. It would be a compilation of series “sound circle” that is a theme for Japanese painting since coming to Germany:)
My new illustration was completed, and titled “Rhythm-andante cantabile” meaning ‘slowly like walking, like singing’. This new one is a series of integration between music and art which is my current theme of painting. And this title is same as Tchaikovsky’s music which is calming and beautiful one. I’ll put this work at Gallery on this site:)
I got many opportunities to think about what is art since came to Berlin. Painting skills are overwhelmingly important in Japan, but things of novelty is everything here. Therefore I quit thinking a lot and painted new work pursuing a design, as a result I could open new frontier for myself:) I’ll keep making this type of art awhile.
My work of Japanese painting got badly stuck in phase of Matière. I’m not good at making Matière but its area at this work is larger than usual. In fact it’s easier to fill a picture with only motifs, but I wanted to draw an abstract composition on margin this time. It’s quite difficult for me 🙁 I wanna overcome this tough stage asap!
For now, my work for Japanese style painting is proceeding smoothly. In Japan, I could get an advice from a teacher when I was badly stuck at making works, but now I have to overcome by myself. There’re some fellow artists around me so they could make advices about composition but nobody knows about skills of Japanese painting. Try my best:)
I used a paper instead of a cloth after all. A gun stapler was broken, so I had two minds whether buying new one or a paper. I chose a later because I’m used to it. I feel happy I could put the paper on a panel at last, and simultaneously, feel difficulty to draw Japanese style painting on abroad. I wish next process could get smoothly .
Now I need to be armed with ideology for my works because concept is inevitable element when I’ll be evaluated in Europe. In Japan, the most important point for paintings is sensitivity. The observers are required to feel emotions what painters express those in the painting. But if I’m going to make works in Germany it shouldn’t avoid explaining the concept. Although it’s tough, it’s suitable for me because my sensitivity is getting off track:p
Recently when I draw illustrations, I use ball inked pen much more than watercolor. That’s because, in my opinion, it looks cool. The ratio of them is pen: watercolor =6:4 or 7:3. Meanwhile, I increased the ratio of watercolor at latest work, because I wanted to express a fluffy fur of bird. But it got ugly one 🙁 the color combination might be one of the causes of that.
I started to prepare for drawing small sized work, but I couldn’t do that well even a draft because, probably, I kept drawing big sized ones. Now I’m under consideration that which size of work is suitable for me. The reason why I changed painting style from watercolor to Japanese style painting that I was drawn to big sized works which have huge power, and also it’s my origin. However, after finishing to draw a small sized work, I should judge my suitable size:)
I tried doing a new method named “Washing”. At first I painted out a surface of work by black rock paints , and washed away these paints after drying. What a waste of paints! (The paint remaining in the brush wash will be reused, though). I’m satisfied with this cool outcome, but I don’t know whether it’ll be in harmony among the whole painting.