It may seem like a gruesome subject, but many artists have been fascinated by wounds, from Leonardo DaVinci and Gericault, to Francis Bacon. There is something particularly jewel like about them. I'm enjoying painting on the little ceramic squares.
It's one way to avoid the snarling grimace though you run the risk of looking like an imbecile. But if it's good enough for Avigdor Arikha....
" (mb-sl, -sl)
1. A stupid or silly person; a dolt.
2. A person whose mental acumen is well below par.
A person of moderate to severe mental retardation having a mental age
of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree
of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision. The
term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now
adj. also im·be·cil·ic(mb-slk)
1. Stupid; silly.
2. Well below par in mental acumen.
[From obsolete French imbécille, weak, feeble, from Old French, from Latin imbcillus : in-, not; see in-1 + possibly bacillum, staff, diminutive of baculum, rod; see bak- in Indo-European roots.]
Well... you don't get the whole thing for this price. I hate it when people visit my studio unannounced and demand to see The Paintings. When I point out that they are surrounded by paintings they crack jokes about them being small etc... and "have you got any bigger ones"? My reaction is to want to paint even smaller paintings. One day they may well disappear entirely. I also wanted to try out painting on these little ceramic tiles. I primed it with the clear GAC medium and it seemed to work quite well. I spent two sessions on this one. The smaller ones don't necessarily take less time, you just use smaller brushes.
Miserable looking bugger isn't he? I don't know why my self portraits always look like this. I don't feel particularly miserable whilst painting them. I suspect that having the mirror tilted at an angle so I'm looking up my nose has something to do with it perhaps. This was just a little experiment trying out painting on unprimed linen. Well, it's primed with acrylic GAC medium which is transparent, this enables me to use the nice warm brown of the linen.