October 15, 2012

"Adolescence" - The October Diana Moses Botkin Artist's Challenge

"Self portrait 1968"
Oil on Canvas 18" x 27"

This month's challenge, choosen by Suzanne,  was "Adolescence," so, call it a cop out or inspired, I decided to post a painting I did in my adolescence.  Painted when I was 16 and in my Dutch Masters phase, this piece hung in my parents' house for years.  Only a naïve 16-year-old would cut those hands off at the knuckles.  You may note that Justin Bieber has nothing on me.  I was way ahead of my time, and quite the heart-throb in my day. 
I also want to say welcome back, Suzanne!

Oil on canvas
©2012 Suzanne Berry

 "Soothing Break"
Oil on hardboard 6"x9" 
"Tyler the Teenager"
14" x18" Pastel
©2012 Vicki Ross


martinealison said...

Quatre très jolies oeuvres... avec la pureté qu'ont encore les adolescents.
Un excellent travail, bravo à tous !
Gros bisous

Diana Moses Botkin said...

How fun to see this painting from your younger self. What a talented kid you were and serious enough to do a large self-portrait!

You've obviously built on that God-given talent with hard work to reach the skill level you have now.... proof that you haven't wasted your time or your talent.

Mark Adams said...

Merci beaucoup, Martine.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diana. I wish you could have told that to my electrician father.

suzanneberry said...

hi mark. thank you so much for your warm welcome. your painting is wonderful, even more so because it was done when you were an adolescent! it's nice to be back.