Masquerade...

©Janis Zroback

Toronto, Canada

Artist's Description

Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade.
Masquerade!
Hide your face, so the world will never find you!
Masquerade!
Every face a different shade.
Masquerade!
Look around -
there’s another
mask behind you
!

MUSIC

A translation of Yannik Hay’s The Wise Owl
I really did not intend to do more than one translation, but I have now done three…for a person who does not paint birds, it seems that I have become hooked on them…
I love this owl..owls are so inscrutable…when I started to paint, I thought of the fact that we’ve always been told that owls are wise, but my owl started out looking very sweet and innocent…then when I started to add colour his true nature started to emerge…suddenly I knew what it all meant..the song began to resound in my head…I added the lacy fretwork like a confessional where no one knows who is behind it…suddenly it all made sense…that innocence was a masquerade

See the WIPS for this painting in the workshop HERE
And HERE


WIP #3…refining the background, which will make sense when you see the final work….


WIP #2…the face is taking shape


WIP #1 of “OWL”…just a working title…the medium for these first washes is watercolour…the paper is sanded paper…no drawing as I don’t like to draw, so just paint

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