Thursday, February 24, 2011
This is an unusual painting for me. I rarely paint portraits and I have only used oil paint a handful of times. I was pleased with the results. I am interested in working more with people and figures in my paintings. This was the first attempt. It was not a self portrait, it was done after a woman in a magazine. I will say that during painting it I had the thought of Fiona Apple in my head, so that might have come out a bit! That is why I call her Fiona.
This was my second attempt at oil. I wanted to look at the idea of heart strings. Those things which seem to pull at the strings of our hearts seem so mysterious to me sometimes. I have moments when I can almost feel my heart. Moments of joy and sadness which affect me on such a deep level.
Dimensions: 8" X 10"