The relationship between me and my paintings are kind of weird. Sometimes when I'm not 100 % satisfied I throw the painting away and when I'm happy with the result I can sit and stare at it for hours. The only thing standing that's between me and my paintings are the brushes. Without them I wouldn't have any control over the painting, or would I?
I wanted to see what would happen if I put away my brushes and used my body as the only painting tool instead.
So I went to Blick and bought some paint that's easy to wash away, a big canvas, some plastic coverage and started to prepare. This was really a challenge and the paint was super hard to work with because it dried really fast on the canvas so I had to always keep the canvas wet. Also I had never had a camera man filming me while I'm painting so that made me even more stressed. I picked this song to the video because it's a song I used to play on the piano as a kid and I found it kinda mysterious.
Even though I wasn't used to that type of paint, I had never painted with only my body before and never in front of a camera guy, it was really fun and the painting turned out pretty dope! I like to do things that takes me out of my comfort zone, try new things and experiment with different tools and materials.
I learned to overcome my fear of painting in front of a camera guy recording me and that I don't need brushes to make a dope painting. I learned that if you never challenge yourself and do things you never thought you could do, you will never be surprised of what your actually capable of doing.
Face your fears and overcome them!
"A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there"
Hope you guys enjoyed!
Email me at Frida.Davidsson@live.se if you are interested in purchasing this piece or if you have any questions.