Saturday, January 3, 2009

YOU NEVER KNOW

when an idea will strike. For me it is often in the middle of a shower, as it did several days ago. I have no idea where it came from, but suddenly there it was, clear and distinct...I would not do the acrylic triptych on the three 24x24 panels, but on the large 48x60 canvas that has been sitting patiently in the storage area for almost 6 months. But, before doing that I would begin a series of "self Portraits" on the 3 panels. Self portraits?? Where in the hell did this come from? In my 30 plus years of making art I have done only one self portrait over 15 years ago, and have not thought about it since. In any event, as many of you know, it is not wise to ignore the muses, so, for the past week I have been busy working on what I now think of as a series of biographical paintings. It will be fun to see where this takes me.

Here is my first effort, an acrylic-collage on a 24x24" hard wood panel. More will follow in the days ahead. (I have put the pastels away for awhile.)


Self Portrait #1 $`1200

6 comments:

dog face girls said...

Oh very nice!! Glad to see a few wine bottle too.

Happy New Year!

Marian Fortunati said...

I'll bet you did that on purpose....
Here I was reading about your epiphany all ready to see how your self portrait turned out...
fully expecting to see

not what I saw... Very interesting though.... But does it mean something... or tell a story about you and your interests....???

Hmmmmmmmmmmm

Have a wonderful year!

Lesley Rigby said...

Obviously appreciate the finer things in life!! Are they leading to hell or high blood pressure? Can't decide why they are surrounded by a red mist.

timerulesmylife said...

WOW!! I love it!

jeannette stgermain said...

your self-portrait with the house and tree I like the most because of the very contrast of the energetic and bold red combined with a peaceful and common landscape theme like a house and tree - wonderful! I'm an artist, but I haven't come to a self-portrait yet.
Similarly, I am a therapist who is semi-retired and spending more an more time with art. jeannette

jeannette stgermain said...

POST SCRIPTUM of jeannette: do you have a follow your blog feature? am I overlooking it?