Self-portrait Project Sixteen (Part d) – My Memory Of Me Is Clearly Askew

I think I'm done with this one... for now. I'm not sure what else to do, because the more I add, the further away from m myself it feels. Just to remind you, I was inspired by the memory of catching a glimpse of myself passing in a mirror. I was slouching and had a … Continue reading Self-portrait Project Sixteen (Part d) – My Memory Of Me Is Clearly Askew

Self-Portrait Project – Sixteen (Part c) – Is It Strange That…

... I like the early steps so much. What does it say that I feel so much satisfaction from the results I'm getting in the earliest steps that I wonder if it is ok to stop here? The digital image is far more raw looking than the live one, in that it shows the details … Continue reading Self-Portrait Project – Sixteen (Part c) – Is It Strange That…

Self-Portrait Project Fifteen (Part d) – The Simplest Solution Often Works Best

Back to the struggle of what colour does the shirt need to be... I painted it light grey, added pink all over it, then considered unbleached titanium... only to then consider just making it black. I could add highlights after if I wanted. Before this point, I was also wondering if I should add a … Continue reading Self-Portrait Project Fifteen (Part d) – The Simplest Solution Often Works Best

Self-Portrait Project Fifteen (Part b) – Take a left and dive in!

I wasn't satisfied with the acrylic washes on paper. It felt too timid and I wanted to really challenge myself. I liked the face I painted, but wanted to redo it differently. I've been enjoying the use of the pallet knife to build volume in my still life paintings and wondered how it would work … Continue reading Self-Portrait Project Fifteen (Part b) – Take a left and dive in!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #137: Tower 10-001

Tower 10-001: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and start the next chapter… This lone tower stands as a sentinel in some mythic landscape. Painted on a narrow canvas to limit the total view. Possibly an unconscious tribute to Stephen King’s Dark Tower, as I imagined it; not … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #137: Tower 10-001