A little nod to Art History today.
This painting is of a selfie my sister took. It is painted in watercolor on Arches 140lb paper. The minute I saw the image, I knew I wanted to paint it. I loved the hair, the negative spaces and the whites I saw but mostly . . .
It IMMEDIATELY made me think of the painting, The Son of Man by René Magritte.
About his painting, -which is a self-portrait - Magritte said: "Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present."
And what strikes me most is THIS statement of his, "Everything we see hides another thing, . . ."
And that says volumes to me in 2016 on the social media footprints we leave and the lives we lead.