Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Guess who

We had our last art class this morning. Last of this series, anyway. There will be more classes in the fall. What you see below is what I did in class today. The subject of the class, should you not have guessed by now, was "Self Portrait".

It has always been so hard for me to judge my work. I suppose it is for any artist.
I suppose, also, that's why we look to others for approval. We ask others to judge our work. I know I am not a Rembrandt, a Picasso, a Vikki North or a Fred Zigler. Each of them are accomplished artists who have found their 'voice' and established their style. I am still seeking my voice. Although I find I like working this loose style I've found in this one and in the still life I just did two weeks ago. Broad strokes, light and dark, little detail or precision.

I like this piece. It even looks like me - which I find amazing. I was SO intimidated by the thought of even attempting a self portrait. I won't be so hesitant in the future.