I am a Brazilian visual artist, mainly a colorist painter.
What sets off my painting is always an image: be it of the “real” world or of a picture, of the complete image or just a part of it. It might be of flowers, fruit, a landscape, an interior, a drawing I made some time ago, a photo, a painting by another artist; it might also be a piece of one of my paintings that I feel should be developped further or even simply the placing together of two or three colors.
Then I choose the main colors of the painting and if it will be a representational painting or a non representational one.
For my representational paintings, I don’t make previous sketches, the drawing is always alla prima, so as not to risk loosing the freshness, the vigor of the lines. The non-representational too do not have previous sketches, I choose the place of colors or lines on the spur of the moment.