Sunday, January 18, 2015

Introspective painting

Day 18 of 30 paintings in 30 days......
7 x 5 inch oil

Today I thought I would see what I could do with some left over oil paint, a very small canvas, and a one inch brush.  I was also thinking about the idea of a self portrait.  So I started working on a face, not necessarily mine, just a face.  But as I started painting it I realized it looked a bit like my self as a young girl.  When I was young, people teased me about being too pale, even having a ghostly look.  It really bothered me as a kid, so often I would try my hardest to get a tan, ending up with either some freckles or a heck of a sun burn.  Now that I look back at that I realize what a waste of time it is to worry about what others say.
   Interesting how painting can bring back so many memories and thoughts.


1 comment:

  1. Wonderful piece. She does look deep in thought. A little hurt or angry too. But strong and defiant.