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The mysterious world of MONICA CROESE

11.10.09

Struggle

I never stopped drawing when my kids were little, but i couldn't paint for a long time. Just because i was too busy and to paint needs time and concentration. I used to paint very large paintings, but some time ago when i started to paint again i began with small seizes. One step at a time. I showed you the beginning of a painting after one of my favourite drawings, but i can't finish it for some reason. Too scared to destroy it? 'Cause i know that i can go on too long on a painting, to make it more beautiful. But then i hate it 'cause i don't want it to be too beautiful. I don't wanna make neat images, i want it to be more than that. I want to draw the viewer into my world and to let him/her feel it. Not the nice things, but the intensity. The struggles in life. The passion and dreams too. I don't like too neat.

So this is also the struggles of a painter, i think every artist knows what i'm talking about. And when i got too much frustrated i sometimes think that i am not a painter at all, that i am a drawer. Nothing wrong with it anyway. But today i finished a painting and i am satisfied with it! I am so happy! I painted a landscape some time ago and i want it to be in a series of emotional landscapes. So i want to paint a figure in the landscape that express an emotion. But i didn't know exactly how or what. So i let it rest. Today i got inspired and started painting all afternoon. And finished The storm.



Landscape before...


The Storm

12 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

isn't good this feeling of satisfaction after to finish a work ?
it pays all the anxiosity and frustrations and pains and time you spend focused on it .
this is a wonderful work .
yes , intence , but is neat as well ... i think one thing don't exclude the other .
about size ... it is all a prosses ... you are going to do what the work ask you to do . simple like that ...
see you Luna !!

Renee said...

Momo absolutely stunning. I am blown away with how amazing this picture is.

You are a painter. The colours are brilliant.

Love to you.

Renee xoxo

yvette said...

de diepte de sfeer de emotie....je bent een ware kunstenaar!
liefs
yvette

yvette said...

wat ik je nog even wil zeggen is hoe byzonder ik je vind!

Fluitenkruid said...

Leuk om eerst het landschap te zien en dan de vrouw erin. Mooi hoe sterk ze is en overeind blijft in de storm.

APOLLINAIRE'S TATTOO said...

thank you for taking us through your process Mona.
i like your work very very much.

Rachel said...

...wundervolle, aussagekräftige Bilder...ja, sie gefallen mir sehr...


LG, Rachel

ria said...

I LOVE it! Impressive image! Hopefully there will be more---it's fascinating to see a painting from someone who would call herself a drawer-thx! Groetjes!

Manon Doyle said...

Terrific piece!! You are very talented and I enjoy your work very much!!

Nadege said...

Momo, The Storm is very intriguing.
A stark reality.

Karin Bartimole said...

really powerful piece Momo luna- I can feel the storm descending, both internal and external. love it!

Momo Luna said...

How strange, i thought i had respond on your comments, but there's nothing here. So one again...

Yes Caio, when a painting is finished that's a great feeling, and then i have to let it go a bit....

I'm happy with your sweet comment Renee, thank you very much. xxx

Dank je wel Yvette, en ik vind jou ook bijzonder. Ik ben blij je te hebben gevonden op het net. :-)

Klopt Fluitenkruid, ze weerstaat zelfs een storm.

I'm so pleased you like my work Apollinaire, i like your work also. A lot!

Danke Rachel. Sweet greetz for you.

Hi Ria, je laatste zin deed me glimlachen. Ja, die onzekerheid soms hè? Dat heb ik met mijn tekeningen dus helemaal niet.

Tnx Manon, i appreciate yoyr comment 'cause i think you're very talented and have a good eye for art and colours. :-D

Nadege and Karin, i thank you also for your nice comments. These comments are very much appreciated and give me strength and trust in what i'm doing. So thank you!