Alejandro Cabeza suddenly grown an impressionist painting that is totally different from the styles, fashions and what you get in the beginning of XXI century.
This is painting of myself wearing my solstice headdress. Occasionally, I wear it about town, much to the awe of my neighbors. I haven’t attempted many self-portraits but here I am wattles and all. I started painting full-time the last five years. I have waited my whole life to be able to do this and I am so happy.
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'Moth'Acrylic on Canvas8x10I'm blogging on http://painting2cancers.blogspot.com/ posting pieces that are about my surviving 2 cancers. While being treated paintings by Frida Kahlo often came to my mind. Whenever I look at 'The Broken Column,' for instance, I experience compassion. Now, I've started to paint myself, inspired by her and other artists. To me, painting works as a language in the cancer-context, as a journal medium and this blog as an illustrated journal of sorts.
This is one of my self-portraits which I painted on ¼ sheet 140 lb. Arches hot-pressed w/c paper. I did this concentrating on a strong light source and shadows with a minimum of strokes.
11x13-1/4 on 140 lb. coldpress paper
Holed up in a Virginia hotel for three-plus hours. Watercolors in hand. I look around. Nothing interesting to paint. But, wait - there's a table in front of a mirror, there's a lamp to one side, and when I look straight ahead ..
Three-plus hours later, and I have completed my first self-portrait in watercolors. Life is good.
My blog is Dan's Canvas, and it is at http://danscanvas.blogspot.com.