It is incredibly challenging to find that shimmer in the modern world of multitasking, information overload and over stimulation (is your phone pinging as you read this?) And even more so with others, who are likely also distracted and perhaps overwrought. But if you can slow your roll to a very lazy turtle's pace and be very present - you just might find yourself. Add to that another sloth-paced and very present human and you just might discover a pulse of oh wow what have we here that reveals what matters. And forms a connection - something shimmery and worth holding reverently in your hands. And also worth capturing in a portrait.
About the painting: a watercolor underpainting with a gazillion layers of acrylic, acrylic mixed with gesso and acrylic mixed with matte medium. Liberal use of a sprayer bottle, squeegee and various scrapers. Add a dollop of humor (the only way I can paint any version of myself) and the willingness to turn it upside down, cover THE ENTIRE PIECE in pink florescent paint and then spritz and scrape most of it off. Gratitude to brian for allowing me to post it. :)
Jen Jovan and her imaJENation