A day in the life of an artist: ”Never let anyone dull your sparkle”

In times of Corona, it can be challenging to find inspiration and motivation, but not for Kruit, she explains ‘’life itself gives me so much joy and motives to be creative, just being outside and enjoying the nature is enough for me. My motivation is life!’’

The brainstorming goes on and finally the basic image is there. ‘’What a joy to sketch, scribble, reject and choose. Every choice is a right one, mistakes only lead to better choices.’’

Elongated and small, that was for sure. Different size, different inspiration and who knows a different result. Could it be a step towards more realism, less abstract?

Kruit explains that the motivation for this painting came from the bond she has with her sister. ‘’The bond I have with my sister is unconditionally. She fully accepts me for who I am, and she is a good example of someone who will never dull my inner spark.’’

The experimenting broadens. Paper-cardboard, paint, crayon, wax, the lists get longer.

The search for colours and materials is an inspiration itself. ‘’It itches and makes me cheerful.’’ It is a chaotic process at times and right in the middle of this chaos the creative, inner sparkle, finds its place.

The search for colours and materials is an inspiration itself. ‘’It itches and makes me cheerful.’’ It is a chaotic process at times and right in the middle of this chaos the creative, inner sparkle, finds its place.

Very concentrated she continues her work. The intrinsic joy makes the entire process more and more vibrant. The position of the body, the noises she makes.

While Kruit puts thick blobs of paint on the canvas she explains ‘’Seeing structure makes the mind and the fingers want to feel and touch the painting. It engages more senses then just the eyes.’’

Kruit tells how the colour gold in all forms in a funny way seem to materialize the inner sparkle she speaks of.

The last couple of choices before the work is done. Which colours go well together?

After hours of work; the end product. Although Kruit says ‘’In the mind, every creation goes on and on. It is an ongoing process; old work can trigger to continue.’’

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