Monday, November 1, 2010

Self-Portrait with the Left Hand




Self-Portrait with the Left Hand
November 1, 2010

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Update:
In the Forum: indoctrination and the clanging of lids.

12 comments:

RUDHI - Chance said...

Sleeping we may see clearly; and looking we may sleep... Reality can be a dream also?!

jasmin said...

über einen verlängerten Arm, ein tiefer Bogen in Harmonie, in lieben Gedanken Jasmin...

Crissant said...

Hi William, how are you?
I am left-handed and almost can´t do anything with the right one.
So, tell me....how was the experience to draw with left hand?

Warm hugs!

William Michaelian said...

Rudhi! Yes, I like to think so....

Jasmin, thank you, your bow is gratefully returned....

Crissant, I see you have a new book! I’m going to read all about it today.... Drawing with the left hand? Well, I felt a little bit like a stranger looking over my own shoulder. And my right hand said to my left hand, “You are only good for blowing this crazy man’s nose.” Then there was a big argument, and now they refuse to look at each other.... Congratulations on your new book!

Wine and Words said...

Left handers
proclaim
they lack sin
but this
is hardly the portrait
of no burden

William Michaelian said...

How right you are, Annie. The greatest being my own sulking self.

Jean Spitzer said...

Funny how the non-dominant hand can paint so truly.

William Michaelian said...

Also funny is that during the process, I was wondering what it might be like to think with the left hand. Or maybe that’s what I was doing. Could be worth further experimentation....

Jean Spitzer said...

When you are doing this, you are thinking that way.

Alberto Oliver said...

Well, the left hand was deserving a chance as well, and i think it has been a god job. Maybe the left hand and all those outcasts and outsiders should deserve more chances, who knows if they know more about the true than nobody else??
Regards William. =)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

Hi William!
I was away and I missed the latest news from you, but I saw the beautiful picture you posted, congratulations to Denise, has captured a moment!! The moment! the gray atmosphere is great, a wonderfull effect,
you looks like Monet :-)

... I hope you are not hurt your right hand..
see you

William Michaelian said...

Regards, Alberto, and thanks. We’ll see if my left hand enjoys this sudden new attention....

Hello, Laura, it’s nice to hear from you again. My right hand is fine, just a little jealous. Monet — hats and beards... I remember that wonderful post you did of artists and their hats and beards....