Friday, November 21, 2008

AEDM 21 Part Two

Actually, I'm done now. I just had to adjust some colors, liven some things up a bit, and, mostly, fix my nose, mouth, and beard (it was a lot easier than plastic surgery).

I'm OK with the final result, and want to move on, so I've got three pieces of paper to soak and stretch tonight. I'll have to work on something else for my next AEDM post...

4 comments:

linda said...

steve, I came back tonight to read your response to my comment and was hit with this and it is magnificent...truly it is...it makes me cry, it is so sincere....

I don't know why this is moving me so much and it makes me wonder what were you doing when this was taken? how were you feeling because something is coming across but I don't want to say here...

I wonder if I could do one of me...I have never even entertained the idea until today when I saw this...I don't know how you managed to capture an essence of a human being within the pigment...I am truly blown away by the power of it...so, of course, I am inspired and wondering if I could possibly..but I don't know , says the inner critic....hmmm, says the knowing outer artist :)

and 3 more pieces ready to go, you are really on a tear...thank you for sharing this piece ... I hope you do not sell it but keep it for your kids and grandkids and and and...there is no amount of money that....

Alex said...

This captures you in a way the last self portrait you posted didn't. This is very dynamic, I keep expecting you to raise your head and smile at me.

I think you're grilling, probably adding cheese to the burgers.

Steve Emery said...

Linda - Dear lady - Thank you so very much. I hope you DO try a self portrait. This is my sixth or seventh, I guess, counting the ones I had to do in art school. I find it a difficult subject in some ways, but easy in another... I don't have to worry about bothering anyone else with the results. Portraits scare me, not self portraits.

One of my self portraits, but it's actually of Virgil Tangelo, is no longer in my possession. A friend has it. But I don't plan to sell the others.

I was filled with sunshine and feeling very content and playful when this shot was taken. My Dearest caught it of me as I walked into a sunny space in a garden in Richmond. And I find my mood is almost always improved when I wear my red beret.

Alex - What fun! I could indeed be grilling, and placing the cheese on the burgers would be one of those moments... I think, because this was a candid shot, that perhaps it does look more like others see me. The other self portrait is more like the way I see myself, in the mirror.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, how I wish you could fix me in a portrait! :-}

I like the red cap. Reminds me of Caps for Sale, the children's book. The red caps are the special ones.