|This painting is the result of a
few minutes play one evening in early April with some of the new brushes
in Painter 6. I began by working down the list of Impasto brushes
one at a time, picking various colors at random and making equally random
brush strokes. The suggestion of a face appeared on the left side of the
canvas and I added details to create facial features. Somehow the nose
ring seemed fitting for such a wild look.
Later, I shared the painting on an
e-mail list, referring to it as a self-portrait that might demonstrate
my state of mind after a major plumbing job at my house. The repiping was
to have taken one week in early June and instead took seven weeks, until
nearly the end of July. One of the list members said I looked "aghast".
(Maybe it's good to be careful what
we paint, lest it become reality. ;o) )