Thursday, June 9, 2011

IF Shadows

Self-portrait: Pain. Watercolour 240 x 320mm. ©Sue Pownall

When I received this week's Illustration Friday prompt of shadows, I knew instantly what I wanted to do: this self-portrait. It is how I have felt for months now as I live with the shadows of constant headaches and pain, which I have recently found out is due to cervical spondylosis trapping nerves.

btw this portrait is also for Mimi of  who suggested I paint a portrait a while ago. I'm not sure this is what she expected. 

btw2 I cannot get a better photo of the painting. It is actually darker in the hair and the shadows, which are Payne's Grey and the paper is white.