Ah, painting! Before dedicating myself full-time in the research on Digital Art I used to paint by hand.
Brushes and colors, many kinds of colors: oil, acrylic, varnishes, waxes...
I liked the overlay, the different optical effect of apparently similar but different colors in the basic material, and therefore also in the way of absorbing light or reflecting it.
I used many brushes: from the very fine ones, marten or camel brushes for the glazings, to the Chinese ones in pig bristle, cheaper but very suitable for certain dry strokes.
. And then pasting brushes, rollers, spatulas ... everything that could speed up an action painting or create a distinctive and immediate mark.
I mainly painted on wood, because it gives me a more precise feedback between the pictorial matter and the brush itself. In addition, with the help of some additional more or less handcrafted materials, I was able to better control the absorption of the color. However, there was no shortage of paper, all kinds of paper, to match one technique rather than another, and play with their symbiosis.
Many of these works I don't even know where they are anymore: sold, given away, lost in some move.
But the experience remains. I converted all the bolded values above into digital, finding them in different types of printing, inks and media and using them to obtain something unique, something that I am still looking for.
The show must go on.