Monday, November 3, 2008

Painted Portrait

It was a long weekend at work, which actually gives me a lot of free time to work on art, among other things. So I packed up my giant basket of paints, brushes, oil pastels, charcoal etc...
One of my co-workers came in for a bit on Sunday, and saw that I had all this 'art stuff' spread out over the large dining room table (just like at home haaaa) and she wanted to draw leaves. Meanwhile, she was looking over some photos I had done, and drawings, and commented on a certain photo (on my space page) and I was telling her how I wish I could Paint, ACTUAL PICTURES! Cuz I really do more abstract kinda things, or I do a lot of Ink/Tattoo type drawings. So she said "oooOo You could SO do that!!!" and of course, I said, nooooo..
Because I hadn't challenged myself in DECADES to ever paint like that.
So I felt challenged, I LOVE a good challenge, a good Healthy I put the photograph up in front of me, mixed some colors > > > > > > > > > > > > > and This is what happened.
I like. I'm often a hard critic on my own work, whether it be lyrics I write, chords I play, I'm my WORSE Critic and often feel Like anything can always be better, and of course ANYTHING can always be better, there is always room for improvement, no matter what we do. I finished about an hour or so later....and this is my final result. I absolutely am grateful for the positive feedback I have received from the small handful of people that have seen this. Now of course, you can expect MORE in the 'realm' of new art...since I have discovered, with the right stuff, I can do things I hadn't challenged myself to do in many years if not 'decades' and NO i'm not THaT old, but yes, I am wiser in my years of experience! haa
Thanks for visiting my Blog, and a lil prelude to upcoming Second Life (tm) My CD should be ready soon, and I have a surprise for anyone that wants to order the physical Cd...i'll tell you that when it's in the 'works'.
Peace n Love n Stars :)

Self Portrait

Self Portrait
This is Not a Drawing