Some of this feels good to part with, some not so much. But as the burn pile grows, I documented a few pieces for keeping digitally. Today, a walk back in time via self portraits. All artists are encouraged to paint "selfies" every couple of years.
Oil, 8 x 10, geeze, I can't remember dates, but this was chronologically one of the first
Oil, 8 x 6, a la Modigliani, done as part of a group effort for the Pieces of 8 logo poster
Pastel, 20 x 16, done for a show on self portraits
Oil, 24 x 20, done for my book "She Knew"
Oil, oops, not me!
Acrylic on wood, most recent, opens (see below) as a book
Inside the book box, left, collage, me as a bossy, little girl and
Right, collage, a humbled adult still climbing the mountains of life.
I'm not a portrait painter, and if I were I might not have attempted to paint myself for fear of too much realism. I think these were enough to capture the time and feelings of my life at different stages. I like that they bring back memories...and while I may have left off a few wrinkles I also did not have to please a paying model!!
Digging in Color,