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little old self by limerick

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self portrait. acrylic on canvas. my favourite portrait. Currently in a private collection. :)

actually to be honest.. this is a painting of my grief. I exhibited the work not expecting anyone to ‘get it’. Not only did people relate but it could have sold ten times over.

I felt a little strange allowing someone to take her home.. but I have since been allowed visitation rights. all is well.

Favourited by 54 Oct 2010 – Thanks x


  • Durham White
    Durham Whiteover 5 years ago

    an interesting contrast to your visual self… the textures used here are grand… love the contrast in the tones & by all means I’m with the majority who viewed your painting on the day & really do like it… a great talent you have… & I like the darker aspect ;)

  • limerick
    limerickover 5 years ago

    Thanks for your thoughts. Geez, the darkness of life scares the beejeebers out of me. It’s the weird contradiction between the glossy tv life and the reality.. that’s what confuses things for me. I find the only portrayals of darkness relate to ‘evil’ or ‘criminal’. The darkness for me is simply where the light is yet to find.. and to paint,photograph and highlight those dark patches… takes the heat out of it somehow. Anyway.. blah blah. :)

  • Julialala
    Julialalaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful, so dark, but I suppose you’ve got to stand in the dark to see the light, right? Congrats on the feature, by the way, totally deserved!

  • limerick
    limerickover 5 years ago

    I agree Julialala. Thanks for your thought filled comment and the congrats. Much appreciated. :)

  • DragonFlyer
    DragonFlyerover 5 years ago

    A really emotive portrait – full of depths and so many meanings to be found and pondered… to be looked at and ‘in’ many times…
    K xx

  • Wow K, thanks for your thoughts. :) L

    – limerick

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasover 5 years ago

    So much strength and beauty in the rawness of what is revealed, and more and more comes out with repeated viewings – am very glad you have visitation rights! And a beautiful work on technical levels too – stunning.

  • limerick
    limerickover 5 years ago

    Thanks John. It’s a charged piece alright. Thanks for looking at it more than once. :) A good artwork is a gift that keeps on giving. (Which is why I loved your stars in the gutter.) Have a good day.

  • Gili Orr
    Gili Orrover 5 years ago

    Very strong image, so expressive… pain, sorrow, eternity…

  • Thanks for your thoughts. Yes. pain. sorrow. eternity. Have a lovely day. :)

    – limerick

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    oh wow a great piece and very powerful its good to follow your muse u never know where she will take u in your moods …..thanks for the visit to my gallery and hey we are neighbours lol

  • neighbours???

    – limerick

  • bev langby
    bev langbyover 5 years ago

    im near The Entrance so its 20 min on the highway lol thats close in cyber world distance ……

  • That is close Bev!! It’s a fantastic part of the world!

    – limerick

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