Illustration Friday (1.10.2010) - Beneath (to visit click here)
|Fragmented Self - 2010 (Acrylic on box canvass 8"x10")|
Another in the "Self" series. This time a need for a smaller version as a gift for my Mother who particularly liked "Revealing Self" (a look beneath the surface) when she last visited. I'm off to South Africa soon to visit with Mother and wanted to take her another in the series, but obviously something smaller would be easier to pack into my suitcase.
|Back of the box|
I didn't want to simply paint a smaller version, so I came up with the idea of recreating just a section of the original on a smaller box canvass - a fragment of the original. And thus "Fragmented Self" came to be.
It's another look at the layers beneath the surface of our personalities, revealing protective layer after experience layer we all create and grow around our delicate inner beauty.
Take a look at a few pics showing the process.
|The red base colours get some black medium added for the textured look|
|Now the blues are added|
|White covers the last of the red|
|Scrubbed layers reveal the underlying colours and textures with the finishing details added|
|The finished work|
|Fragmented Self with Revealing Self|