Thursday, May 11, 2006

Self Portrait


Much more interesting to draw than when I was younger. Deepening folds and fine lines form a roadmap of my life...and I can still see the child's face underneath it all.

13 comments:

Terri said...

The child is also looking out of those eyes. :o) This is a lovely portrait Lynne - you have quite a wistful look on your face. Kind of sad...or maybe that's just tired because you've been so busy in your NY life?

Hashi said...

So nice to see a post from you again. Love your self-portrait. How's the move working out for you?

Lin said...

Lynn -- what a glorious sketch!! You haven't lost one iota of your sketching ability! I've missed hearing you and seeing your work. BEST of good luck with your new job, and i hope you'll be able to get back to your wonderful art very soon!!

shirley said...

Lynn,
This is beautiful and I hope that it gets you out of your slump. I always look forward to seeing what you are doing - and I missed seeing anything new after your Easter paper-cutting. Hope the switch to a job in NYC reinvigorates you. The energy level here is high and there is always something new to observe. Hope someone in the city organizes a sketchcrawl now that the weather would permit an outdoor event, and that we can both participate.

Sue said...

Yes, a face that has lived a life is a much more interesting face to be sure. Your sketch has a wealth of experience behind it which makes it as visually rich as your invested-in-a-good-life face.
Hope your lovely face has a great NYC year.

Nelly said...

For sure there is a mixture of exhaustion, anticipation, longing. Next, I'm going to try one with a smile. I'm caught between the art world and the business world, and trying to find a peaceful balance. I can see the stress on this face...well, some of it is just gravity... I'm so grateful for all of your comments. Shirley, it would be great to meet you at a sketchcrawl in NY. I am looking forward to getting involved in the NYC art community. Wish you all could come here to Port Washington!

Sioux said...

What a great portrait!!cca

Linda said...

Lynn -- what a wonderful portrait. I think Terri used the right word -- "wistful". This is just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I think this is drawing of a person, who may be a man or a woman, don't be mad if I say that, but I wonder why this is the thought I get

Ujwala said...

the sketch is really super and the expression has been captured beautifully.

Felicity said...

This is a lovely portrait Lynn. It doesn't have that self-concious look that most self portraits tend to have. It's real and honest. Hope things will improve for you in NY. Sorry it has affected your motivation, I'm sure it will come back when the time is right.

Alison said...

Yes, the eyes are particularly compelling

Penny said...

Oh Nelly, this self portrait is absolutely stunning. I, too notice that my face has a much deeper and richer context than it did before. Sometimes I like that and sometimes I rail against it. Is this portrait done with pencil? The fine detail is really breathtaking to me.