Conceptual Self Portrait
acrylic and collage on board
5 x 7 (unframed)
This week's Illustration Friday topic is a bit more introspective and philosophical so I decided that this conceptual self portrait, completed about a week ago, worked perfectly. The quote that came with this weeks topic is by Emily Carr: "I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows."
I also completed a more traditional self portrait image recently. This one is colored pencil on a primed panel behind mirrored glass. I made a comment recently in a class that I hate pink. I realized after I said it that I really don't hate pink, it is just a difficult color to use effectively, and I hate seeing it used badly or without purpose or thought.. So... I decide to make a few pieces where pink is a dominant/important element. I like the kitsch of the pink painted frames. Click on the images if you would like to see them larger.
colored pencil on panel with mirrored glass
19.5 x 12.5 (framed)