I have been painting…self/portraits…again.
This time it has come about as a way of connecting. To friends, to family, to myself. And recovering…from the latest bout of health issues.
I have first started painting #aportraitadaykeepsthedoctoraway in acrylics, as a way of connecting to myself. A self-portrait a day has helped me to see myself for where I was at and ground myself more in my body and feelings.
I also asked my friends to be portrayed…as we spoke online, me being far away from “home”, settling in in a new home. These skype portraits started off as a bit of fun…
…yet, the portrayees (is there a word like that?) reported two interesting things…I have managed somehow to tap into their own feelings, where they were at currently and make them see it for themselves better.
I have started calling these sessions #seemetoseeyourself. As there is something special that is brought up in those ninety plus minutes I spend with the person over skype, sitting in silence or listening, painting — perhaps it is a connection, the way I witness them, the way I see them and put that on the canvas…
Either way, I would like to continue with the project, so if you want to #seemetoseeyourself, get in touch :-).
At the moment I charge a fee for materials. And for postage, if you want the resulting painting sent by post. You always get the portrait image in high resolution digital form. Interested? Contact me.