Sunday, May 8, 2011

An approximation

Looking at oneself is a challenge  in restraint and risk taking, an exercise in detachment and  self involvement. Serious fun but sometimes tinged with a quirkiness, an ambivalence,  a bizarre experience,  daunting really. 
In some respects. perhaps the nature of all  exposure is like this.  Of course I don’t pay  myself a model’s fee which is a compensating incentive.
And just because it’s mothers day doesn’t require of me that I take off my artist’s mask. My family allows me that  space and freedom. That is love!

oil study 10"x12" 2nd day

first day worked over previous study