for the love of art BLOG — self-portrait

#7 art christmas calendar: The comfort of painting

oilpastel self-portrait

#7 art christmas calendar: The comfort of painting

Every painting is like stepping out of my comfort zone, only I’m not in discomfort – I actually love it there. The brush, the paint, the surface, takes me on a journey and all I have to do is tag along. I’m in flow, I’m at ease, I’m in my zone, in the Vortex or whatever you want to call it. Finally I can breathe deep and relax. It’s funny like that – stepping out of comfort to be in that total flow. To honour that, today’s painting is self-portrait made from a fast sketch with the wrong hand, not...

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How this painting blew my mind

oil painting self-portrait

How this painting blew my mind

Have you ever been so frikkin’ amazed by something you are amidst creating? This oil portrait was a two session thing and after the first I was kind of blah... Then yesterday when I took it up for the second time around I just got into this incredible flow of intuitive painting. And simply blew my mind!  Whilst painting I went woooooooooow.  It’s a self-portrait painted from my mind only. The best person in my life thought it was her so I guess it’s like a duo self-portrait.  My people paintings are inspired by Facetime faces. You know when you...

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