Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Self Portrait in Progress 12x12 oil

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I seem to be caught between alla prima and glazing.  The idea of waiting is foreign to me and I find it difficult to make myself stop and walk away.  I like to fiddle with paint.  This is not done and I will return to it when it dries to finalize and then start another one.  
I decided to show steps because I need to get over the desire to rush through the early stages of discovery.   I think there is a psychological fear of exposure.  The voice that is old and hardly speaks any more.  The voice that says can I do this??? and what if I can't.  Like the teacher that watches over  my shoulder waiting to catch me in a mistake.  Yes, I said she hardly speaks, but she has her moments.  Today I tend to hear "go girl"  loud and clear.  I have one foot on the negative voice pinning her down, but once and a while my foot slips.  
So hear it is in 4 steps and counting.  


LSaeta said...

Wow. Beautiful work!

dacoop said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is so great already, you really captured yourself...can't wait to see the finished piece!

Marian Fortunati said...

Wow... You're inspiring, Dori!!