5 May 2013
Storytelling Sunday- The face made of paint
This beautiful painting hangs above my desk at home.
It is big. Maybe A0 size.
It is painted on lovely watercolour paper with soft torn edges.
It is tacked to my wall with pins.
It is a painting of me.
This was a painting a friend of mine did for her art a-level. She took a photo of me with quite high contrast and then painted it using this effect. I think it is in response to another artist. She did this with eight other photos of different people in different colours and then arranged them in a massive grid.
It was beautiful and I always admired her talent.
At the end of the year when it was time to take the work down from the walls, she rolled her piece up and gave it to me.
I am so grateful that she did. I am honoured to not only have a painting from her but a custom work of me. The colours are wonderful and brighten up my room. If you look closely you can see where the different paints have run, some glossy, some matte. If you look even closer you can still see the pencil lines.
I like to have it above my desk because it reminds me of the kindness of my friend. I like the symbol of my face surrounded by colour and art. To me it represents that side of me that is creative.
One day I think I will get a big black frame for it and a large mount and have it permanently hanging in my house.
This painting is precious.
Today I am joining in with the lovely Sian and her Storytelling Sunday. Pop on over to visit other bloggers and read their stories about precious things.