Self-Portrait 6; Fellow, Fedora, Fossil

23 Jan



Self-Portrait 6; Fellow, Fedora, Fossil

“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colours, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential. ”
– Wassily Kandinsky

My computer has been out of action for a few days (a week) and I miss her. Unfortunately it will be a few more before I can get her back working as she should.

This picture continues my series of self portraits, this time in a contemplative mood – quite different from the last (and indeed Number 7 which I’m working on at the moment).

I’ve tried to bring in some Kandinsky precepts; colour opposites, vertical and slightly off-vertical lines to give the impression of stability and warmth.  Whether it satisfies requirements for true poetry is another matter!


6 Responses to “Self-Portrait 6; Fellow, Fedora, Fossil”

  1. Playamart - Zeebra Designs January 24, 2014 at 4:12 am #

    very nice! i love the quote and agree totally; the last abstract i attempted was horrid – a group project which i am now trying to ‘fix.’

    while uploading a video that is taking hours, i’m catching up on a little reading while in town! z

    • Xraypics January 24, 2014 at 9:00 am #

      Lisa, you have the soul of a poet. Stay with it. Tony

  2. leecleland January 24, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Colour and design wise this is stunning. But I’m still looking for the fedora! Hey, just found it don’t know how I missed it now.

    • Xraypics January 24, 2014 at 9:02 am #

      Thankyou lee. There’s a bit of poetic license there – the fedora was an Akubra, but the alliteration seemed important. Tony

  3. joergkruth April 24, 2014 at 2:02 am #

    This is great, I like the expression and colours!

    • Xraypics April 24, 2014 at 6:39 am #

      You are very kind, thankyou. Tony

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