In summary in my bad English :
There's watercolor "made to be seen", the proceeds increasingly elitist and sophisticated in pyramid structured in a perverse race in front initiated by the fashionable salons : - this form of watercolor she holds " the truth "?
- The economic mechanism produced by trends so determined, is it representative of individual initiatives outside the system resulting, forgotten expressions, isolated creators ?
... Or the pleasure of painting as you want, away from structured currents ?
- What is done in these cases, is it despicable ?
Sure, watercolor called "Creation" is sometimes a watercolor of action. There is the gesture, the involvement, the intention ...
Simpler, there is the watercolor "contemplation" to me more in harmony with the natural balances reveal other forms of beauty as those produced by mankind and its civilizations
The travel watercolor, often falls into this latter form of expression.
And then there is the watercolor made to be lived (travel watercolor is also included).
But otherwise lived away from élitismes of all kinds. In itself, although it may be shared.
There are also action and "action." I refer here necessarily action different from what one can usually imagine.
An action which is more than a pictorial walk, which can be creative if it leads to a comprehensive instrument similar to a "product" creative. The set can then be considered a full-fledged artistic process, both active and creative.
"Early morning at the Vallot refuge." Figurative watercolor 55 x 70 cm years 1970 (it has now regained near Mont Blanc in the private collection of a climber in the valley). Made from notes taken on the spot during my ascent of the summit. She was already in the mind of this inseparable relationship "creation - action" that always drives me to the heart of nature whenever it exceeds the human scale ...
This form of watercolor "action" will be necessarily creating watercolor because born in the heart of the action or thought embodied by the action, even if the result does not necessarily correspond to the criteria defined by the canons of the "beauty" in terms of contemporary watercolor.
Now everything has been done. Social networks are full of wonderful works which most authors are completely unknown.
Even our "elites" and "leaders" in this discipline were not better than our great masters of the past who had yet much less resources than us ....
So to regain that sense of wonder, for you to share it, to reconnect pictorially actively (through watercolor but not only, I will come back), with nature and privacy natural elements, I came in contact with these simple things (apparently) that are air and the earth, trying to extract the essence, taking my way to "grips".
In the spirit of the great adventure of "The Aven of Wonders", when you accompanied me in exploring nights karst of Black Aven along with Roland Pelissier, I invite you to follow me this time to through new adventures where action and mingled creation will open new perspectives on the watercolor sketches and watercolors, off the beaten path already traced by the masters of the discipline, present and past.
A banal note taking as those at the origin of my watercolor Vallot refuge. It was under this huge porch that I give you appointment from next article to go with me experience new adventures able to marvel at creation and mixing action. It is first a new concept I would like to invite you ...