Description of Self Portrait at Neck Point
This acrylic painting is a self portrait of the artist at Neck Point in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. The artist stands with hands on hips, head turned aside, gazing off into the distance. Her face is rendered naturalistically, with flesh tones and dark browns accentuating the angle of her face. The figure is painted with quicker impressionistic strokes of taupes, muted purples and deep browns, emphasizing the strength of the pose. The trees behind the artist swirl up in vivid yellows and rust colours on the one side and pale blue sky punctuated by deep green undergrowth on the other, as if revealing the inner firestorm beneath the surface. The receding greyish purple in the lower half of the painting brings it all into balance.
The painting is a gallery wrapped 1Â½” deep edge canvas, with the sides re-gessoed a clean white. It is wired and ready to hang. No frame is necessary unless desired.