Sunday, November 11, 2007
Head of Christ
Growing up, my introduction into art consisted of drawing stick figures and what have you, using our walls as canvas. I have always been interested in drawing and I admit to wanting to emulate great painters. lol!
However, I was in my 30's when I actually began painting. You see, I am married to a figure/portrait painter. He came home from an art store one day with my own easel/oil artist set. I painted a few because I wondered how far I could go. My focus was on working really hard as a "painter" (ahem). Having said that, due to family responsibilities, I only painted intermittently. I haven't given up though. My ultimate goal is for my paintings to talk, to tell a story ... and, personally, for me to reach a point where my technique is second nature ... only then that maybe I'll stop being my own worst critic and enemy!
The Head of Christ painting is one of my early works ... my second painting to be exact. Oil 8"x10".