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Out of the Burning Ashes

By Tina Christophillis

May 05th 2014

Inspiration

"For me, style is essentially doing things well.  If you want to be outrageous, be outrageous with style.  If you want to be restrained, be restrained with style.  One can't specifically define style.  It's like the perfume to a flower.  It's a quality you can't analyze."  -Francoise Gilot

I have recently discovered and am admiring the art of Francoise Gilot.  She is a remarkable and powerful artist who came out of the 20th century European modernist tradition.  

I love this piece, "Out of the Burning Ashes".  I love her use of color, the unusual design, the way the artist has rendered the archetypal mythic symbol through her individual and very unique point of view.  

I recently finished reading the book, Matisse and Picasso:  A Friendship in Art, written by Francoise Gilot....

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Orchid Drawing

By Tina Christophillis

May 05th 2014

Sketchbook

Drawing of an orchid, capturing a moment in time, sweet moments.

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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.