I flipped and moved the focal point of one of my selfies to give myself a good staring into my own eye. I needed to see something there… something I was expressing. Without my glasses on my eyes often look very sleepy, old, and tired. But inside I feel very young and curious, especially when I’m making art. I dove into my memory of all the paintings I’ve observed over time. I won’t say exactly who I found staring back at me in this face, because the list is very long. The colour choices, the angle of the face, the straight-on stare… all from expressionists and impressionist. I guess I really do always paint something from my memory. It feels like my face, but through the lens of hundreds of other portraits, I’ve loved.

Subject: Me ( from selfie on iPhone)

Materials: watercolour paper, dry pastels, glossy acrylic varnish

Dimensions: 14″ (35.6cm) x 10.5″ (26.7cm)

Prints & more available at Arts MPerron @ https://1-mario-perron.pixels.com

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