The human form is a beautiful subject. Drawing the human figure from life is a form of meditation for me. I follow the lines, look for shadows, notice light, and whatever was happening in the day leaves, and I am in the moment. No matter how many times I come back to the same subject, I find something, a new way to render what I see, a new understanding, a new glimpse into capturing a fleeting moment. I hold on and see what I can do, what can I find this time. I walk to the easel with my box of charcoals, some pastels, maybe some paint, and I investigate again the beauty of the human form. I seek to find a timeless line, a gesture, a glimpse into the still breathing presence before me. I am always captivated. The moment of needing to do it all at once, the pressure, the...full article
Hi I'm Fotini
Welcome to my blog!
I am a painter currently based in Greenville, South Carolina. Through my work, I seek to communicate an internal narrative using traditional painting processes.
Here you will find information about what I am working on, recollections of my process, things that inspire me. I am asking questions about art, writing letters to myself, reflecting, learning, growing, discovering. Thank you for joining and supporting the adventure.