Painting in monochrome
Miles to go......self portrait
Acrylic on canvas 50"x40"
I toyed with the idea of doing a self portrait for a long time, the reason being I wanted to express myself as an artist and to show progress through my art. I also wanted to add elements of interest and yet not take away from the portrait.
On an impulse I picked up an old canvas which had ample amount of vermillion on it and decided to go the opposite way - monochrome in shades of grey. I painted in gusto and achieved the right expression of curiosity leaving parts of the old painting for the touch of color, added my tools a means to an end and the roadway map to depict the journey I am taking and the many miles I have to go..
This painting is used in part on the Home page of my website.