Friday, March 25, 2011

Full/Empty

























I had no idea how I was going to interpret Jean's challenge
for this month until I saw the photos I took of myself in a
mirror . . . there was just the right combination of personality
and vacancy. I've only tried one self-portrait recently from life
and know what an uncooperative model I am, hence the photos.
I felt less than hopeful beginning it and then found I enjoyed
handling paint in this light-touch way. The paint pretty much
assembled itself into a face and I didn't feel the slightest need
to impose my will onto it. Can't wait to try again tomorrow!
Thank you, Jean . . .

8 comments:

  1. I really like it!! Love the texture to. Also, the colors. Great job :)
    Sherry

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  2. Self portraits are extremely hard, but is one is exceptional. Well done!

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  3. This is such an excellent idea for Jean's theme and in your unique signature style it is especially wonderful!

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  4. Fantastic! I like your interpretation of our challenge. Your self portrait is amazing. with the warm colors and your confident brushstrokes.

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  6. (Sheesh, I was just trying to edit and it looks like I wrote something awful.) Shucks, Lorraine, you did it yourself. Such a warm interesting painting.

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  7. Thanks everybody for your always gracious comments!

    Jean . . . If you mean having "this post removed" up there---no one would think you'd written anything mean-spirited. I can't find a way to
    remove it entirely . . .

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  8. Wonderful image... It's amazing what shows up on the canvas when you don't try to make something happen. I quickly flipped through your blog and you're growing. I look forward to seeing what's next.

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