I painted 11 Pinos in two days(unfinished).
I am mourning for Pino now. He was the first artist who invited me to fine art. I saw his two paintings at local gallery in Quebec City/Canada/2004. I was so excited with his works. I sweated lots and my heart drumed at that time. I can’t forget that moment. Then I dreamed to become such a wonderful painter.
Its the beginning of starting oil painting. I wanted to buy his book to study after. but I was too poor to pay $100. But following year I got internet in Japan, then I got his images to study. It was a wonderful time to study after him. but I couldn’t concentrait in him. Because through internet I found so many wonderful old masters. I tried to study after all of them. I studied hundreds of old masterpieces.
In 2006, I met W. Bouguereau. I fell in love with his works. Then concetraited in him following two years. So while those days I was almost forgetting about Pino. I tried to become best student of Bouguereau. But compare with after Pino, it was not so much fun. I often became so nervous to finish them up. Can I say Bougureau is the photo-like realism? And I was doublting if i was not suitable to his style. to say in short, I was studying his works as if I tried to pass the exam. But I loved his works very much.
This year I wanted to leave from studying after masterpiece, then tried to paint original works. But I had no self-confidence at all. I tried many styles, but I couldn’t be satisfied in any styles. then very recently, I tried speed painting just for fun. And I was surprised that many people left comments on it. I knew I was thinking about Pino when I was painting it in speed.
Then I came back to Pino again. and heard his passing away from my friend. It shocked me so deeply. While he was alive, I didn’t pay attention so mcuh. If I would do it, my studying period could become much shorter. I am a really idot. I was always noticing it’s value after loosing it in all my life.
Now I really recognise that my brush is most suitable to his style. When I am copying his work, I really feel free. I never become tired to paint his works. I never had such a feeling in copying other masterpieces. I believe I should go with his style from now. i love his subjects, colors and brush strokes. I think finally I found myself after studying hundreds of old masterpieces.
Thank you very much for your support!