IDEAS

#10 Overlooked Bits of Wisdom my 40+ self would give to 18yrs me.

I was watching tv the other day. Zapping channels, I ended up watching a short of a documentary- one typical day in the centre of my city, Athens-Greece. Like someone had put a camera and was recording people crossing the streets, noisy buses passing up and down and old style burger-shops spread around the square. Watching with no interest as…

Read More

IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Don ‘t make this serious mistake I did.

“This is not me.” This sentence is jumping up and down in my head like a three-year-old on a trampoline! You know, this moment of silence when you look yourself in the elevator’s mirror, (only for a two-floor distance), and you think: “Oh my God! This is not me!” What is the mismatch with my picture? Is it the navy-blue…

Read More

IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Stories of my life- Could it be less exciting?

My boy is now three years old. Lately, he banned me from calling him “my baby” since “ he is not a baby any more“. Many changes have occurred at this stage of development. I have to admit that “he is not a baby any more” indeed ! I have sworn that I will respect, his personality and his will,…

Read More

IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Black – Art dating Chemistry in a magical way –

black post

  A story about colour origination would be unfinished if I had left black outside. How do you make the colour black? It depends. If you’re an artist and you want to create a dark blackish hue, you have to mix amounts of all primary colours (red, yellow and blue) in order to create a very dark tending to black…

Read More

IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Green pigment – The most poisonous date

green the poisonous colour in history

Green is the colour that you get if you combine two of the three basic colours. Blue and yellow. But the fact that you can derive it from two basic colours does not mean that it has no story to tell. Since the greens that came from mixing yellow and blue usually turned brown after some time, ancient people have…

Read More

IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Yellow- Art meets Chemistry -third date

                                            There are some things that happen to us and you do not know how you got into them. Then you feel so connected with the subject that occupies your attention to this level that almost everything you think…

Read More

IDEAS

Blue – date two : Chemistry dating Art ..

lapis watercolour painting

I always wanted to do a research  and find out how the pigments of the colours were made through history.  I am sharing here this research and after covering the Red colour in the previous post here is the most interesting things I have found out about the origination of “blue colours”. Resources for the post were mainly Wikipedia, ColourLex.com,…

Read More

IDEAS, PAINTINGS

Van Gogh lives next door.

my painting for van gogh game of paint. blog post

                                            I live in a neighborhood that it is not a fancy one, or in the top 10 favorite places to live with your family in Athens. (Maybe it is not in the top 20 even… ) From my…

Read More

IDEAS

The Body and the Beast

gameofpaint.com

    Only recently, I convinced myself to join the swimming pool in order to have some exercise. I will dare to share with you my experience of this first visit, which was indeed – in art-making terms- inspirational! I admit that I am not an athletic type of person and I never was a member of an athletic team.…

Read More

IDEAS

Mind your… free space !

gameofpaint.com leave usefull free space

  It is not the shapes in a painting that keep your eyes’s attention, actually is the empty space around them. The importance of space around everything that forms my life is the one thing that kept my mind busy. Recently I discovered a so-called modern technique in painting with watercolours (see link here). In this technique each shape is…

Read More