Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Self portrait Tuesday



This is a self portrait as a painting, the painting is of an emotion. It is about the dance we do with the emotion as we process it. You begin the journey in one place and are spun through different phases along the way. In this case, this is about grief, sadness and the way it moves you. I have posted this painting in progress and it is pretty much done now. I have to do a few finishing touches here and there but otherwise, it's done. I am getting ready for my show next month so I am trying to complete everything. Yikes!

9 Comments:

Blogger Susannah said...

oh letha, this is just amazing - amazing i say. i love your work, and the emotion in this painting, and the detail, takes my breath away. simply stunning! i'd love to be able to come see your show... (ps. i'll email you tomorrow cutie... i'm off to bed now)
x

3:40 PM  
Blogger b/sistersshoes said...

I've sat just like that first pose on my bathroom floor in intense pain until I can get a grip to return to the rest of the house.

You have 'captured' this raw emotion

amazing

amazing you

x Dar o

3:54 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

wow Leth...this is so beautiful and moving. i think each person can resonate with this evolvement of emotions in some way. i know it is important to you that your art reaches people in that way and yours always does.

i am so proud of your bravery.

and i absolutely love the highlights in your hair here!

love you, so well done.

8:51 AM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

this is amazing
and is it weird for me to say
that the part i like best,
that really caught my attention
is the woman's calf
in the top picture,
looks so real,
so detailed,
wow.

to be able to do something like that.

you are talented
:)

9:36 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

breathtaking, powerful, and stunning!

3:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

This is utterly amazing! I am a completely self taught painter and I so wish I knew you in person! I am sure I could learn so much from you, just even by watching you paint. Good luck on your show! I am sure it will be absolutely amazing! I am sure you will one day have a show at the Tate Modern, just as you desire!

3:55 PM  
Blogger Kim Carney said...

"real", wonderful art, beautifully done

8:53 PM  
Blogger megg said...

wow - I don't know what else to say. Denise was right - there is a deep resonance there. Wow. Beautiful. beautiful and moving and slightly disturbing in its honesty. wow.

4:49 AM  
Blogger Colorsonmymind said...

Oh how exciting-your show coming up.

This painting is so beautiful-I love the poses and emotion you process in it- most especially the figure to the right-where it seems you are regaining your inner fortitude.

Lovely sweetie.
XOXOX

4:23 PM  

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