New Artwork: Self Portrait

‘Eva’, acrylics and ink on paper, A4, €110

My goodness me! What a long time it took for me to be able to sit at my desk and get to work. Life at the moment comes at me full throttle and it leaves no room for other things than absolute necessities. But…. here we are. At last.

This is a portrait of what I think I should look like on the outside. In daily life I look and dress quite conservatively. But when I close my eyes, this is how I picture myself: more rugged and a bit punky. You can imagine why Cindy Lauper’s face always looked so familiar to me. I wonder if anyone else experiences a difference of what we actually look like and whet we feel we should actually look like? Please leave a comment below, if you do!

This painting is for sale as the original, but you can also invest in a print. An A4 size is €20,= and an A3 size is €30.

I hope you enjoyed this. I would invite you to click the ‘follow’ button, if you want to see more of my work, or to visit my website!

See you next time!

Eva Mout, Ursus Art

6 thoughts on “New Artwork: Self Portrait

  1. I am always amazed at those who can do self portraits. Let’s face it — I’m amazed at people who can draw/paint faces and bodies period. I love that this is your inner “you” — I hope she guides you on more creative journies!

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    1. Wow! I am so glad you did this! Because it means that you understand what I was talking about. 🙂And I find the mention in your blog an honour too.

      I used to look different from the inside: for years and years I looked like a big bearded bloke. I think I felt so afraid and insecure for so long, that I needed to almost invent the strength that I didn’t feel I had. But I projected the idea ‘strength’ onto men, not women. That says a lot in itself!
      But as I grew, the ‘he’ turned out to be a ‘she’, when I started to realise that male strength has its limits too and that female strength in some cases is even stronger than male strength. I needed to become aware that my potential was already present.
      I still don’t find being a woman easy. I often say that I want to be a man. But at least I am developing my inner power. That is something.

      Thank you so much for your blog post! I will post it on my Facebook 💖. Xxxx Eva

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  2. I always thought about this when I worked full time. I had ideas of dressing Bohemian, free and flowy and mismatched, confident in whatever I wore. In reality I had a hard time not matching my blues or reds or, God forbid, wearing two different patterns. So I was more conservative outside. You have shown me more of us are like this than we admit. And we are definitely BOTH. And that’s okay. Thanks for letting me share.

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