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Self Portrait with Lungs and Plants

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“Self Portrait with Lungs and Plants”  Oil and pigments on Canvas,  Marianne Slevin 2010

So I still am alive and well! My no tech week seemed to trigger off a long spell of almost no tech. I think once we get out of the habit of something then it can be hard to do it again. I think a lot about making art is habit, so it is really important to develop good habits, as the more we do the  better we get. Sometimes we are not in the “mood” but that can change once we don’t expect to be” perfect” (in our own our own eyes anyway). Surprising our selves can be one of the best things we can do in our art practice, why are we so afraid of the unknown? Art is a journey some times difficult sometimes easy but always exploratory. The painting above was a journey that took many twists and turns, and surprised me many times. Yesterday I came to the end of that particular journey, I had been trying to unite the figure (myself) and the rest of the painting, and finally I think I did.

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Written by Marianne Slevin

10 August, 2010 at 9:03 am

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  1. Marianne. I am totally enchanted with your Mycelium paintings and am so looking forward to seeing them in an Exhibition. Stunning!

    moslevin

    21 September, 2010 at 6:31 pm

  2. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog
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    17 September, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    • Yes that would be fine. Thank you for asking. I hope you enjoy it. I will post more soon. All the best, Marianne

      Marianne Slevin

      17 September, 2014 at 6:22 pm


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