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Feeling of freedom

By paolafalconi   /     Dec 04, 2014  /     Inspiring artists, My art

Some weeks ago my husband Mario was in New York City. He has been invited to see the recently opened Henri Matisse exhibit “The Cut Outs” at the MoMA. He came back home enthusiastic about the exhibit and he brought me the catalogue that I started to read and watch in my studio during my working sessions.

Henri Matisse - Parakeet and Mermaid

Henri Matisse – Parakeet and Mermaid

What I liked most was the feeling of freedom and creativity that Matisse transmitted with such artworks that mostly represent human figures and natural figures “cut out” from hand colored paper by himself and “pinned” in the walls of his rooms to revive the natural environments that he was not able to enjoy anymore due to his physical constraints.

He was able with his art to overcome the limits of the physical infirmity!

If you are in NYC or are about to go there don’t miss this extraordinary exhibit to load yourself of beauty and liberty, an explosive combination.

While I was reading the Henri Matisse catalogue, this week I’ve finished my third portrait. In this period I’m very attracted by figurative art and I think I’ll keep on doing figurative art for a while.

Portrait - Graphite and Color Pencils on Paper

Portrait – Graphite and Color Pencils on Paper

Good night my friends….

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Smell of rain

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 06, 2014  /     My art

Today finally a bit of autumn has arrived. It was raining outside, and I’ve spent my morning sketching and drawing. The land outside was smelling of rain and colors were beautiful.

It's autumn outside my studio.

It’s autumn outside my studio.

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I’m simply….. working

By paolafalconi   /     Nov 01, 2014  /     Illustrations, My art

Working in my studio is one of the activities that I love most in my life.

Closing my studio’s door and find myself in my own world is a beautiful experience for a nature like mine.

While I’m working I like to surround myself with objects that I like, objects that recall me someone or something, objects that inspire me.

Here are my last works from the “Birds Series”. The background is done with a Windsor & Newton indigo watercolor. I draw the birds using a watercolor pencil. I like the effect because I love the night that make me think a moment when we all stop and we can find again ourselves.

Night Birds Series #1

Night Birds Series #1

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