Self-portrait with crepey skin, oil on paper, 38 x 38 cm
The search for intimations of weathered, thinning skin and hair – intimations of mortality – continues. Previously I had tried the paint-knife with paint direct from the tube, mixed with bentonite clay granules to attempt a 'crinkle-skin texture'. It looked like cat vomit. Fair enough since it the bentonite was sourced from Kitty Litter.
I wanted a crepe skin, a creased and cracking skin, beyond Oil of Olay. The pics show how it turned out.
ho hum, interesting, sort of (*shrug*) ... but a long way short of the horror of this mortal coil as it uncoils.
Back to the lab, Igor.