Friday, September 02, 2005
This is a section of a painting I did when I was about 21. A portrait of a starlet of unconventional beauty, who in time became quite famous.
While probably not the best thing I’ve ever done, it’s one of my favorites. It represents much more than the woman I captured. It represents a time in my life when I was discovering who I was and what was important. A time when I was unbridled, unbroken. I became unafraid in my painting as I was becoming in my life, expressing what I was feeling in my heart passionately with fiery-bright liquid inks and bold rich juxtaposed strokes in contrasting colored pencil.
So much has changed. I don’t know if I could ever paint like this again.