Sept 21, 2017
oil on panel, 8"x8"
Available for reservations.
This is my first official painting of my bum.
Bum, butt, behind, whatever it's called, it's my first painting of it.
I typically find it hard to paint my face, so today I decided to paint my bum to see how it would go. It was equally awkward for me and I frankly didn't know where to start. So, I started by painting values and shapes. After adding some opaque color, the painting started to take form, and you could finally tell what I was getting after.
I am also very sleepy today as I reattempt to quit coffee during the week. I found myself dependent on the crack most people call coffee, so I decided to drink only one cup per week until our honeymoon in Costa Rica (aaaaall of the coffee plantations).
I really don't know why I painted my bum out of the entire reference photo of myself I could've cropped. The only reason I can think of is that it was unusual and very unlike me to paint this specific crop.
If you've learned anything about me so far, know this: I love the unusual and I hate saying or hearing that something or someone is "weird."
I love this idea so much that when I was volunteering in Bali, I got a tattoo of a tiny heart (friends like to joke that it's a mole) on the inside of my left wrist, symbolizing always loving, especially the awkward or unloved (I'm right handed and the tattoo was drawn on top of the vein going up my arm toward my heart). Maybe I'll paint it one of these days in the series. Stay tuned.
Like I said, I'm sleepy without coffee and my brain is side-tracking like a kid in a candy shop.
Anyways. Yes, this painting isn't too crazy in terms of composition, shape or style, but it's my first bum painting. And it's unusual and awkward. And people usually hate their bums and don't give them enough credit and thanks for the work they put in throughout the day. At least my bum lets me put on most jeans without having to wear a belt. That's pretty awesome. Thanks, bum.
So, here is my bum. I love my bum. And I'm sleepy so I'm going to end typing at that.