Self-portrait

this is a new piece i just finished.  it's a little unusual for me, the bright red that's almost pink, the thick black lines.... let's just say, i had some things going on that sort of exploded on the canvas.  or maybe it's the anticipation of Halloween this week??  i would appreciate your thoughts and feedback.  btw, this is up in the shop

 Two Faces

Two Faces

while i don't think about this consciously during the actually painting/making of a self-portrait, i am always fascinated by the questions of how people perceive me and what i desire to project of myself to the world.  most of the time, i don't feel like i am in control of what i project to the world, so i am fascinated by people who seem to be in total control of their self-image and have the ability to manipulate it however they want.  lately, i've been watching some of Michelle Phan's youtube movies - have you heard of her?  she is fascinating to watch!  i love how her face becomes this blank canvas and she can transform herself to look like Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie...!!  here's one for Halloween: Cyber Gothic Anime. :) enjoy, and have a fun and happy Halloween!