February 21, 2013

Side-tracked


Have you see the film Gerhard Richter Painting? I was fascinated. It caused me to put the self-portrait on hold and play with the rich colors I love so much. I have no idea where this is going, but that's the nature of art:  I'm only along for the ride.  Get your very own Gerhard (and more info on him) here.

February 13, 2013

Self-portrait, Part Two

24" x 60"

Using secret writing I've written places, words, people, food, events, and so on, that make up some of my history. Maybe you can read some of the words? Perhaps I'll share the entire text here in a later post. In the meanwhile, see the image transfer process I used for some elements in this painting. Below is the outcome of this process.


After taking such a long time to conceive, I'm happy to be putting it together. The funny thing about art is, no matter how I plan, it has a mind of its own and I can only follow along. I wonder what the next layer will be? I stay open minded and listen carefully. It will speak when it is ready.