I took a little more scientific approach to paint this one and tried to show how wide my (now 53-year-old) face has become. I tried to render my features a little more proportionately. Somethings are more accurate, but it just doesn’t feel like me. I just don’t see myself, nor my place in this universe from a scientific perspective. Once the face shape was drawn, I started disliking the self-observation and resisting the details I was noticing: wrinkles under my eyes and on my forehead, as well as the size of my nose. I feel my nose is much more prominent and I guess it has become something I’m very fond of. The thick neck is in line with a slouching posture I make when concentrating; I only left out the obvious extra chin that occurs when I slouch.

A good reminder to practice what I preach to my daughter about standing straight with my chin up. The lines of my face lengthen and become slim and I feel more… my ideal self.

Subject: Stylized self-portraits based on selfies.

Materials: watercolour paper, charcoal, gouache, white-tinted acrylic varnish

Dimensions: 11” (28cm) x 15” (38cm)

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


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