Wednesday, October 11, 2006
I am a thinker
I am Anna Sellers. I am a thinker.
This is a study for a self portrait.
Ivory black and Titanium white
9x12 Canvas panel.
In my final piece, I want to convey the thinking I do. I am not sure this expression is what I want, but I like the idea of staring beyond the hair that has drifted in front of my eye.
Should I be honest in the final piece? Should I show the baskets of dirty laundry behind me? Should I paint the school schedule that dictates my time for art? Should I paint my humble corner and warped mirror I am working from? How about the fake flowers that sit next to it that my daughter gave me for mothers day? After all, they do contribute to who I am.
How do you paint a hug. As the mother of 6 children, I live for the hugs as much as the artist in me lives for the art supplies. Should I paint photo's of my mother who gave me this face? Should I paint the hands of my grandfather who gave me this creative gene? Do I paint a strainer full of clean dishes to portray that I do a lot of my dreaming at the kitchen sink doing dishes?
The only thing I know for sure is ...
I have a lot more thinking to do
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
Number 3 in my quest to complete #inktober2017 I started with an ink wash and then used my Microns to accent the details. This is definitely an experiment worth repeating. It reminds me of the interior illustrations in books when I was a kid It is #ink on #watercolorpostcard #art #artist #drawing #illustrationvia Instagram