Friday, July 31, 2009

Lucie Geffre

130x97 cm
Acrylics and Oil on Canvas

I'm sending you a self-portrait that has just been selected in a painting competition in Spain. It's 130x97 cm, acrilics and oil on canvas.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ria Vanden Eynde

Acrylic on Canvas

I'm blogging on 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.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dana Cooper

Having some time this afternoon, I decided to paint a self portrait. I've been wanting to do one just to see my progress from the last one I did over six months ago. I would rather paint almost anything other than me, but the time had come to chart my progress. This was done from a photo rather than life, I can stay very still that way!