On this page, Painter Elisabeth Eliora Bousquet answers all questions related to the creation and story behind her collections of paintings. To ask a new question, please feel free to contact the Artist!
I CANNOT FIND THE DATES WHEN YOUR WORKS WERE PAINTED. WHAT IS THE CHRONOLOGY?
I made the conscious choice not to dispaly the dates of creation of my paintings because I do not want to "freeze" them in time.
However, just to answer your question, I created my 12 collections in the following order:
- "Aquarina" (Watercolors - Seascapes and Birds)
- "May Flowers" (Figurative art - Flowers and Landscapes)
- "Muses' Realm" (Figurative Art - Women Portaits)
- "The Seal of Time" (Conceptual Art)
- "A Men World" (Abstract Art)
- "Kaleidoscope" (Abstract Art)
- "Hommage" (Pop-art)
- "Noosphere" and "Reallusions "(Digital Art)
- "Celestial Visions" (Abstract Atmospherism / Visionary Abstraction)
- "Chromatic Fantasiae" (Lyrical Abstract Art & Action Painting)
- "Evanescence" (Symbolical and Expressionist Abstraction)
- "Poetic fictions" (Symbolical and Expressionist abstraction)
- "Naturessences" (Symbolic Abstraction & Free Figurative Art)
DO YOUR "CELESTIAL VISIONS" REPRESENT CONSTELLATIONS, AND WHICH?
No, my works are not painted from pictures of constellations ; they are only images of landscapes that I fancy in my dreams and try to paint as faithfully as possible when I wake up (hence the title "Celestial Visions"). However, I've always been keen on astronomy.I can't find anything more beautiful than the sky, especially Althaïr, in the constellation of the Eagle, the star nurseries of Orion and the "laces" of the Swan Constellation ... So I am most certainly influenced, at least by their fascinating colors!
WHAT DOES 'PRIVATE COLLECTION' MEAN?
These are paintings which have a personal history and which I particularly like; either I offered them to my friends and relatives, or I do not wish to sell them. This is particularly the case with my "Celestial Visions" collection.If I were to ever become a famous artist, it is this collection that I would bequeath to a museum for future generations because of the story behind...
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO PAINT AN ABSTRACT ARTWORK?
Well, it depends on the inspiration of the moment, the state of mind I'm in, the size of the canvas, the light there is outside and the technique used, because certain types of paints dry faster than others or require primers, several coats, and so on ...
I paint three to four hours a day at least and the only thing I can tell you is that painting takes time and constant effort.
WHAT IS DIGITAL ART AND IF I PURCHASED A WORK, WHAT MEDIA WOULD I RECEIVE IT ON?
Digital works are creations made on a computer, using specific software. They can be printed on many media, including photo paper, canvas, aluminum or plexiglass plates, in different sizes, depending on the quality of definition and the resolution of the basic creations (pictures).
- prints on matt or glossy photo paper which I then frame or place under anti-reflective glass;
- prints on plexiglass, although the cost of purchasing the latter is relatively high per unit.
WHY DO YOU PAINT IN ACRYLIC AND NOT IN OIL?
For many reasons, the first being that I care about our environment and acrylic paint is more eco-friendly than oil.
Secondly, because I am allergic to synthetic products and the solvents needed to dilute and work with oil paint are extremely harmful. They provoke unbearable headaches. So I avoid oil and solvents as much as possible...
Finally, I like acrylic because it dries very quickly (1 hour) and therefore allows me to give free rein to my imagination, my painting being totally 'instinctive'.
I LOVE YOUR POP-ART COLLECTION. ARE YOUR PAINTINGS COPIES OF ANDY WARHOL'S?
No, these paintings ufrom my Collection "Hommage" are all original creations.
I made these paintings from photos of my favorite actresses, in the Andy Warhol way, as a tribute to his work, because he is an artist that I particularly appreciate.
COULD YOU PAINT MY PORTRAIT FROM A PHOTO?
No I regret. I do not longer paint portraits, nor any figurative works.