Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Self-portrait as a child

Water color and pastel
on paper
18" x 24"
I did this fourteen or fifteen years ago, from a black and white photograph.  One of my very first efforts with water color painting....actually with painting!  Although I think it is interesting,  the ambiguity of it is something I sometimes find unsettling.  I think the boy looks much older than the five or so year old I was at the time the photo was taken.  When I made the picture I was frequently called to consider my childhood.

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