Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Do you dream in color or black and white?

I haven't had the time I was hoping for to really "create" a black and white photo this week, mainly because I've been very busy using my extra time trying to get some painting done. I have a "show" at a local coffee house in March and am doing (what I hope many artist's do in such situations) and am busily trying to finish up or start even, enough stuff for this show. I don't think I've been thinking too much outside of the box yet w/ the whole self portrait thing. I'm concentrating too much on just taking a picture of my face. So I had a little collection of those from the first week of February. So today I give you one of those. Technically speaking, not really what I wanted. For some reason I took it w/out a flash and then tried to "fix" it. But this shot led me to other places.... I thought it would make a good self portrait for one of my canvases for my show. The only trouble was once I started to do that I did a painting that absolutely did not fit w/ the rest of anything else I do. It was interesting...I labored over this self portrait. I felt like I was back in a class trying to figure out how to make it just right. However, I felt no spark for it. I've never been one to paint from an actual subject too much. I see the line, but then I want to fill it in some otehr way. But, by this time, I had spent so much time on trying to paint this self portrait that I was going to be damned if I gave it up completely. And then, as if often the way, I thought of what to do as I was trying to sleep. Sucessful? I don't know. But it is what it is....and it is how I see myself.
































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3 comments:

The Crafty-Girl™ said...

please give yourself some time getting used to taking self-portraits...it's not as easy as it looks!!! the more you do them, the easier it will get...and don't forget that you have the power over the "delete" button!!! i like how you turned your SP into art...wonderful colors!

Tammy said...

I love how you turned your B&W into that wonderful piece. That painting is fantastic as you ride the waves of your sucess ;)

Hel said...

I enjoyed your self portrait. The way the image is divided between you and the floor, the graininess, the positioning of your head and the expresion in your eyes.