Friday, 4 October 2019

Kisses in Aquarelle

Love it or hate it, almost everyone knows this painting 'The Kiss' by Gustav Klimt. Which makes it so very much suitable for the 'create-your-own-interpretation-not-a-copy' subject. And that's what the Watercolour group (the Aquarelistas) did last week. And although most Aquarellistas are not too fond of it, they were certainly interested to give it a try...
 
I created 3 examples of interpretations: my kiss, my colours and my abstract. And here below are the results of a couple of hours of hard painting, you'll definitely enjoy all those completely different versions!

 Vanessa mainly used the painting to achieve the same colour scheme. It is almost finished - the floor still needs a bit of sap green and then it will be nailed!

 Jutta created this loving and very sweet version. It looks a bit like a Mamushka doll and I find it fantastic as an interpretation and in atmosphere!

Hélène is not a fan of the original, and created an abstract kiss that really looks like a kiss - but does not resemble the original 😝

Such an original take on the painting by Bev. The couple is so relaxed and looks ready to kiss. And woman on top!

Wet-in-wet kiss by Judith. They float above ground and remind me of the floating lovers of Chagall.

 Awesome version by Liz! she changed everything and still you know immediately what this is based on. Super!

Anna-Karin has done such an amazing job on her painting. It is close to the original in colours, but so different in atmosphere, it is so tender. Love it!


Beautiful in every respect, this blue-tone, well thought-through version by Sue

Maud's version, to be finished in the coming days. The character will come when the blushing faces are added!

Wanna joinn us? The watercolour groups get together on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (2 - 4.30pm) in the Hangar. The fee is 20€, materials (W&N paint and Arche paper) included. There is always a subject, and a starters program for those without experience. If you are interested: the Tuesdays are pretty full but on Thursday afternoons there are a couple of slots. Mail to info@hangarart.org for more information