Mugshots

Mugshots

Mugshots

Another idea I was working on before Christmas which I will continue to work on as I get time.  I was intrigued looking through photographs of myself over the years by the number of different roles I seemed to play.  I went through some of the images and cropped my head and shoulders to create a series of ‘mugshots’.  I am now working with these, initially painting them in the same format as they appear on the computer printout.

I had a useful chat with my tutor about the final show, where he helped me to work out that I just need to do what comes naturally.  I need to paint what I want to paint (or make what I want to make) and the show will come together in its own time.  ‘Thinking’ ahead is not good for my creative process.  I need to ‘do’ first and ‘think’ later when it comes to my art.  I feel a weight dropping from my shoulders …

1 thought on “Mugshots

  1. These are interesting. I love the compositions and the way they work together. I always love a series.
    Your art tutor’s advice is wonderful. I think Ill copy it and post it in my studio.

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