Thursday, July 15, 2010

A Facinating First Impression

4"x 4"
Oil on paper covered wood panel
The sides are 1" thick and painted light blue

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What is it about a mirror that is so fascinating to a baby? Or perhaps it is just us who are fascinated by the baby's reaction. We wonder what it is like to get that first glimpse of ourselves, trying to work out exactly what it is we are seeing.

I imagine that my Grandfather took this picture of my Grandmother giving my aunt a look at herself in the mirror. Covering the panel with paper allowed me to paint in both the light and the dark areas to capture the high contrast of the image.

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