Sunday, April 21, 2013
Girl with Horse and Heart 1980
I loved finding this image, a self portrait. The photo is off me during a hike into Havisu Canyon in Arizona. The technique is oil paint over a gelatin silver print (8"x10" since I was still experimenting with this new way of working), and it pleases me to see my creative self beginning to understand all that I could do by marrying paint and photograph, still completely unexplored ground for me back in 1980. The image has a rich, beautiful quality that only oil paint can give, and an innocence that could only have come from still being so young in my life.