Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tretchikoff...



Some days you wake up and think, a new day, just another, normal, new day...

Luckily, I’m one of those people who tries to live everyday at its fullest. Some days I feel a bit frustrated because I feel like people around me restrict me from achieving this mission and it really upsets me. Just to put it clearly.... It’s not like I wake up every morning and feel like I need to change the world... or my world.

Luckily I have a few friends who share the same passions. I feel that it is very important to spend time with these individuals – to enrich my life... Leaving me satisfied without really doing much at the end of the day.

Saturday was one of those days. It started with sleeping a little late... Well, till 11:00. I know, that’s bad, but I felt like I needed it. (And I am doing this, because, one day when we have kids there will be no sleeping late for years!!!) Then I met Joni in town for lunch (at an awesome little restaurant, but that is a whole other story).

After lunch we went to the Iziko Gallery to view some Tretchikoff... The People’s Painter. O my goodness, his art is fantastic, vibrant and so colourfull. Especially the paintings of Lenka really intrigued me. I want to know more about their history together. One can feel his passion he had for her through his paintings. He must have been more than just mesmerised by her beauty. Other favorites are: Lady from Orient, The Chinese Girl, Balinese Girl, Self Portrait, Blue Monday and Rainy Day... And he mastered the water drop! So my next gift to myself will be the biography of this wonderful artist.

And after every visit to an art gallery with an exceptional exhibition, I feel like I want to repaint the world. This really inspired me so I tackled a painting (of a spitfire airoplane) I started in 2004 already and miraculously finished it within 3 hours!!! Does this make any sense? I leave a painting for 7 years and then finish it in 3 hours time! Well, all I needed was a little drop of Tretchikoff colour in my life.

“Express your passion.
Do what you love.
No matter what.”
Tretchikoff

2 comments:

  1. you blogged about meeee! It was the awesomest day everer my beste liewe Grootsus! Let's do it again soon! xxx

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  2. If you're interested in Tretchikoff, you might like to visit my blog about his art: http://tretchikoff-central.blogspot.com/

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