day 3, 29 faces
i started with the first acrylic 'expressionist' self portrait that i tried
in the first painting workshop i attended a few years ago.
at the time i didn't know that a workshop was different from
a class or at least that was my experience. the workshop was filled
with people who had been painting for some time, the instructor did not give
lessons. i was nervous and intimidated. he came around to your desk
when you had questions. well, I had questions like
how do i start
where do i start
like that... i didn't know even the very basics.
i didn't know anything about painting everything i learned helped.
each time i picked up a brush, there was the potential for learning.
i still think this is true.
since i haven't picked up oils in a while i decided
to paint over the above painting with a limited palate of oils.
at the end, i did a little finge rpainting with the leftover paints.
here is the result.
i've been busy...along with the online painting challenges i have been
taking misty mawn's online workshop. one of the assignments
was to find three photos of yourself at different times in your life
and write about them. i decided to write in the second person.
1-You inhaled the world
with your curious eyes,
that exuberant energy
Too much, really, for
your reserved Japanese family.
But there you are in all
your glory. Nothing
could stop you.
2- Still curious, now walking
with measured steps.
A burning desire without
You’ll find your way.
3-Ahh. Your time has come
And keeps coming.
Beyond your wildest dreams.
Living the life with Love
in Love. Ever grateful.
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding, Four Quartets