GOING to LYMINGTON & FLORES
I drew and painted all along my first Ocean passage. It was my way to fix my memories and also to calm me down.
After that, on a trip back to Belgium, I had the opportunity to work in the printmaking atelier of the Centre de la Gravure de La Louvière, and create a book inspired by my sketches.
You can read the sailing stories going to Lymington (top) and to Flores (bottom) by clicking on each image.
I didn't have time to paint, so I made many sketches. Somehow they obliged me to go to the essence.
By clicking on the image you will have more information about it.
I stayed long in Lymington, and the summer was perfect for painting, warm and dry.
Then I left to the west, with the intention to cross from Falmouth to the Azores, documenting my travel.
And I left for my first Ocean passage solo ever. Animals, Giulia and my pencils were my best companions.
I made this leporello book to convey the movement on the water, and the rhythm of a passage. I made drypoint inspired by my sketches of the passage.
And I kept drawing in the Azores.