Sunday, December 23, 2012
Woman with Wolf Dress 2011
Today, the day after my 61st birthday, I wanted to use an image that would best describe me as I am now. This image, done over a year ago, combines many things: a self portrait after applying facial cream taken when I was in my late twenties; the side profile of one of my daughter's high school boyfriends; and the fur and paw from a dead coyote that my daughter Teal photographed. The images were printed on ink jet transparencies which allowed the surface under the photo to come through. In this case, the painting was a crackled surface using two different colors as the crackle contrast--subtle but effective in dividing the little painting in half. The cooler side contains the young man's face looking down, eyes almost closed.