PAINTING

The next step is the most exciting and challenging. The canvas slowly changes colour, the white is now a rich red crimson, a deep Australian sap green, a Cerulean blue, a carbon black, a yellow deep, a metallic light gold and... The brush is dancing on the canvas now with different motions, sometimes fast and sometimes slow. My breathing follows the direction of the line to be created.

 

The moment of judgment arrives, deciding if my painting is finished... I sign off'.

 

Francois' paintings are a picture storybook of what is going on for him in his everyday life, sometimes in the present, sometimes the past and sometimes the future.

"I love it when I put the white canvas onto my wooden easel, set my iPod with music into my ears, pour myself a glass of red or white wine depending of the moment and allow the music to bring me some images in my mind. I start to paint and allow the music to direct my hand".

The next step is the most exciting and challenging. The canvas slowly changes colour, the white is now a rich red crimson, a deep Australian sap green, a Cerulean blue, a carbon black, a yellow deep, a metallic light gold and... The brush is dancing on the canvas now with different motions, sometimes fast and sometimes slow. My breathing follows the direction of the line to be created.

 

The moment of judgment arrives, deciding if my painting is finished... I sign off'.

 

Francois' paintings are a picture storybook of what is going on for him in his everyday life, sometimes in the present, sometimes the past and sometimes the future.

THE LINE OF LIFE    2016  Series

"When crossing the line to find the right path in life, there is that ever present voice in your head that says, keep a positive mind, push yourself to the limit, stay calm, be your best, enjoy life, go with the flow, take full responsibility, find the right balance, take some risk, find your own way, don't look back, protect yourself and help others, as interpreted in the 'LINE OF LIFE' collection ...

But most of all love live to the fullest" .

EXISTENCE    2019 Series

"We have a short existence, TIC TOC…TIC TOC.. it’s ending one minute at a time.

From the moment we are born to the end of our lives, there are significant moments which remain with you. These are represented in this collection, capturing the relationships with life.          

 

When I am painting, my artistic expression is coming more from my unconsciousness about an event or something that is happening in my life now or in the past. Being in the moment and letting go of control allows my creative energy to flow. It’s sometimes a battle until I become synchronised with myself, the colours and the canvas.  

 

Many factors determine the outcome depending upon my present environment and mindset. Sometimes I need to accept the defeat and put away the canvas for some time until my eye makes contact with it again and a spark is ignited.  Its important to pause, take a break, be in the moment and be mindful of your existence.

It can be a love hate relationship, but love always wins!

 

The script is painted, the actors are placed upon the stage and the title is announced.

AND……ITS A WRAP " .