It’s been a while since I last posted here and I am generally way behind with posting my works online, but I hope to catch up soon enough.
This is one of the paintings I have prepared for my licence degree portfolio at Art Uni. It’s a 60*60 cm oils on canvas (as most of my recent works) and it depicts a very personal approach on how women today (including yours truly) perceive our own bodies. We are more and more concerned with others liking us and we often forget to love ourselves.
In a nutshell, this work is an invitation to self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-love.
I have been working a lot lately, especially on my licence degree portfolio. As you probably already know, the main theme in my work is the beauty and complexity of the female body and spirit. I have planned all sorts of works, from the very explicit anatomy details to the almost abstract and symbolical.
I am quite pleased with how ideas and drawing/painting sessions are unwinding, it seems that for the first time I am able to focus on a single subject through many art pieces.
Every painting still has its own story, and today I am sharing this one with you. Few years ago I became friends with a neighbor. She was older than my mom, but young hearted and a real joy to be around. Her main concern was that I was overworked and underfed – she was an amazing cook by the way, always making sure to save me a plate!
However, health issues got to her last summer, but this most recent painting was somehow inspired by one of our ‘girls time’ moments, when we were making fun of one of her x-rays.
Therefore, I dedicate this work to her…