Friday, April 5, 2013

Self Portrait Series

I don't usually remember to take photos while I'm creating but as I did this piece in several sittings, and the camera was in the room at the time, I actually managed to capture some of the steps.
I knew I wanted to incorporate a snake with a face, interestingly a piece of wood molding I saw was the inspiration.
I always have to start by painting a piece black, I just can't seem to work from a white one.
I was beginning to think there was a brush thief in the house until I found the rest of my brushes lying next to the sink where I'd left them.
As you can see I added some texture to the face and applied the first coat of paint.  There will be several more layers of paint before it's finished but it's on its way.
What have you been working on lately?


  1. Confused [though impressed]:
    You left out the actual face mask stage. How did you do that?

    1. The mask is store bought and attached to a canvas with glue. I use caulk and sand to add texture. :0)

  2. These are amazing!!!! Love:O) I too start from a black canvas:O) Hope you have a great weekend:O)

  3. How interesting, that you work from a black canvas, rather than white. I've grown up looking at mountains of white canvas (my dad is an artist) and never would I have considered something other than white. So original!