This is a symbolic, very personal, self portrait, painted on cardboard with acrylics. I was inspired by a National Geographic photo of a East German shepherd. A lot of clues, probably undecipherable for almost anybody but myself. I figured in it some of my close family. I hope it’s true that people like mysteries and bright colors…


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  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Ohhh I really love this wonderful image great work .. love the bold colors

  • Thank you Maggie! Glad you enyoy it!

    – ivDAnu

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 2 years ago

    The bright colours are eye catching and your eyes compelling. Your anatomical work is impressive. The little lamb with it’s two heads must have special meaning for you …. it is actually quite difficult to tear myself away from this image, where I have been now for about 20 minutes!

  • Thanks Trish! I favored mostly a naive approach (sometimes it happens without my knowing, ha,ha!) and yes the 2 headed lamb is special (a son with BPD would qualify as a 2 h lamb…) You made me blush, 20 minutes! I can tell you the little frantic kitten there figure my, then, adolescent daughter and there is a big, quiet sheep dog (not in the image, unfortunatelly, just a detail) who figures my second son, a good, solid, but potentially dangerous guy…

    – ivDAnu

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago

    Vry well done, great details. Is the lamb two headed? I love that.

  • Yeap, Cindy, 2 x headed (shhhh! don’t tell my elder son!) and there is also that little cat I like so much even if she’s having very long and pointed griffes… Thanks!

    – ivDAnu

  • Normf
    Normfover 2 years ago

    Requires a long hard look. Definately viewing pleasure and a deep story!

  • Thank You, Normf! If the viewing pleasure is there it’s great since I judge an image after Delacroix’s criteria: he said:“A good painting is a feast for the eye!”

    – ivDAnu

  • deborah zaragoza
    deborah zaragozaover 2 years ago

    Excellent Image/! 04/23/2012
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