May 17, 2007

Villefranche-sur-Mer #2

It's not that I didn't want to draw the horizon line or any other details of the sea or the sky - it's just that I didn't have enough tranquility to do so (a day on the beach with family - I stopped when my 3-year-old son just decided to jump up from the towel to return into the water alone again...).
But looking at it now, I think I should have stopped at that very moment anyway: It seems to be one of those drawings where Wolfgang Schmitz would have said that in a certain moment, you have to take away the pen from the drawer – to avoid that he worsens his drawing. "Stop – don't touch it any more!"

Indian ink, ca. 15 x 21 cm / 6 x 8¼ in.


akibakei said...

AAAAAHHHHH que de souvenirs j'allais réviser mes examens là bas quand j'avais 18 ans

Chuck Law said...

Yes Werner, you stopped at the right moment I think. This drawing has great feeling and sensitivity....almost perfect. Funny how your three year old son was there to " take away your pen. " ...Life is good!


Anonymous said...

Hallo Werner,

ich finde diese Zeichnung so schön.


not a free drawing is it?

Werner said...

Thanks for all your comments. Akibakei, tu faisais tes révisions les pieds dans l'eau?
Chuck, yes, you see even if the circumstances seem to be disadvantageous for creation (here: missing tranquility), it's often worth just trying to do it in spite of that.
Dear P.,
Thanks a lot... maybe I'll try to do make the next free ones when I'm on the beach with my family :-)

Anonymous said...

Comme dirait mon voisin, le mieux est l'ennemi du bien.

lefaiseur said...

minimaliste j'aime aussi...

Werner said...

By the way, I just stumbled on this print