Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Balcony III

Balcony III, watercolor, 23x31 cm. available. On exhibition at the Bibliotheque Municipal de Cauterets, France, till the end of the month. PORTES, FENETRES, BALCONS: ouverts, fermes.

Voltaire again: "to think of virginity as a virtue--and not a barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge-- is an infantile superstition."

Monday, September 10, 2012

Balcony II, Cauterets, France

Balcony II, Cauterets, France. Watercolor, 23x31 cm, available. This painting is part of the solo show: Portes, Fenetres, Balcons, running till the end of the month at the Bibliothéque Municipal de Cauterets, France.

" The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost their power of reasoning." Voltaire.

Balcon 1, Cauterets, France

Balcony I, Cauterets, France. Watercolor, 23x31 cm. available. This painting is part of the Solo Exhibition at the Bibliothéque Municipal de Cauterets, which started August 15, and runs till the end of this month: Portes, Fenetres, Balcons, ouverts, fermées. . ( Doors, Windows, Balconies, open, and closed)

I just found a perfect quote by Voltaire: "nothing can be more contrary to religion and the clergy than reason and common sense."

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Porte de l'Eternité

Porte de l'Eternite, watercolor and lace.
If you think that watercolor and lace doesn't make sense, look at the picture more carefully. I spent a month in Budapest, painting watercolors on a studio next to a Swedish artist who worked with wood, old chairs, wax, ancient books, a lace umbrella, wire, etc. One day, inspired by her mixed media, I decided to try this: I painted a series of watercolors of balconies, gates, and I used lace and other media to depict part of the picture. These are the gates of the cemetery in Gavarnie, France, painted with Winsor and Newton watercolors over a Hungarian hand- made paper. Hand made lace has been glued to parts of the gate.