You’d never guess. Oil on Linen 2007
This is a new work going to the Brighton Art Show in a few weeks. It’s part of my Anthropomorphie series – exploring the way we are animalistic in our actions.
It’s also inspired by my son’s fascination with cat-girls. Innocent but very funny, and certainly due to one too many watchings of old batman movies. We love those old, camp batman movies.
I’ve had a busy week mentally preparing for a family party for my mother who turned 60 yesterday. While it’s not a huge party – having 15 people in my house is enough to make me just a tiny bit tense, and cranky. Today I’ve started to prepare food and clean the house – I need the adrenalin rush to get that done without too much trauma. Ridiculous I know…
I made her a painting, and had it professionally framed in an ornate frame. I so hope she likes it. It’s a bit pretty for my usual tastes, but was done with her in mind. She’s a constant gardener – so it’s a garden angel to protect her and her garden. Always nerve-wracking giving a painting away. Perhaps they will hate it and feel obliged to keep it forever. Perhaps I’ll hate it in a year and be embarassed that it’s still hanging there. I’d put a phgotograph here, but I still havn’t made my mind up about whether I like it or not.
The inner critic has been very busy this week. I wish she’d leave me alone. 😦