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Friday, May 6, 2011

Facing It

Oil on Ampersand
8 x10
The latest Carol Marine painting challenge  was to do a self portrait which was great fun but takes a big of courage to spend that much time critically looking at yourself whether it's in a mirror or a photo.  The last time I did one was nearly 30 years ago and whoa - thus the title of this piece.  The fun part comes in using a little discretion and poetic license in deciding to include each wrinkle, sag, bag, or whatever.  And I employed the classic "chin in hand" stance used almost automatically by women (once we've accumulated enough life experience), in order to do that little instant face life maneuver.  But again, the main thing was it was fun.