Laughing Self 36x36 oil on canvas
I painted this self portrait in January 2012. This canvas
sat in my studio for a couple of months as I kept adding
palette scrapings intending to paint my portrait surrounded
by all the paint. I thought I would paint my frustration
with the many things in life that just don't make any sense
and the insanity that is so much a part of our human existence.
I looked in the mirror for the expression to convey those feelings.
Laughter is what came to me. All the bird shapes just seemed to
appear as the painting evolved. I had a great time working on this
piece. I'm so thankful for the Arts, Love and all the
stunning Beauty on this planet and beyond.
If you don't laugh, you'll cry.
|I liked this photo with the sepia tones. It's interesting|
to see all that color as values and to see how it sits behind
the figure. The form really shows against the flat shapes.