In the summer of 2010, on a scottish lake when I planned this blog.
The most important part of my drawings or sketches you can see, were made many years ago, some fifteen, twenty, or more years others.
Today by now I consider that work pleased at last, but against my past opinion that I had, when I was worried in a college to get a style.
Now when I upload in this blog some current work, this becomes a big challenge for me, sometimes with the thought ‘I won’t overcome my own old work’.
In the summer of 2011, drawing the main bridge of Avignon in France.
Some time after the start of this blog, really when I take again my work, I’m glad with my recent pieces, with no worry about styles but recovered that old and personal perplexity in front of a whole universe containing infinite kind of shapes.
I have kept that attitude by the road, that true viewpoint. I kept it from the beginning.
Therefore and now, it is not important to get an style, only I’m worried to set my way, all the fascinating chaos of lines, of stains, of lights, of shades and blank spaces, on a paper. On a universe !
I value these logographic and Chinese symbols from Han, —the antique Chinese dynasty— and that are used in the modern Japanese writing system. Its strokes reveal the emotions and feelings of the authors with no swindle.
Likewise these ideograms, with its no figurative construction, and deprived of colour, allow the writer modify and arrange the vigor, of his brush (fude in Japanese), as well as the measure of ink, resulting more or less brightness or darkness, likewise the rhythm of this sort of calligraphy.
Long time ago, I went to an exhibition and I kept the catalogue. Above and below they are five samples.
Me when I was a teen, while I was drawing:
Some shots of me in the last eighties.
In the street beside some drawings on sale. I often sold a few:
When I was sketching in front of the sea:
Trying to make a self-portrait. I never finished any:
(All these pictures were taken by my wife)