Here is a self-portrait, based on an old photograph from long ago. I’m lost in the woods, like the lovers in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The woods are sparkling, full of hope, while I’m lost in darkness and receding into the gloom.
Archive for woods
This is like a companion piece to the last strange face I painted on my iPhone (Man with a Scarf).
I’m using hazy brushes, which you can use a bit like oil paint; painting over a mistake with more paint rather than using ‘edit undo.’
This one is called Hunter but I’m not sure if it’s a human or what kind of creature it is. There’s definitely a back-woods look to the eyes and the hair has gone native, it’s grassy. I think of it as both hunter and prey, a creature who has strayed way to far into the wild side.