New Painting: Self Portrait Still Life

Self Portrait Still Life, 2020
Anna Perkins
Self Portrait Still Life, 2020
11" x 14"

I continue my fascination with mirrors and patterned fabrics with my most recent painting, creatively named "Self Portrait Still Life." In college, the professors always made us do at least one self portrait per year, making my portfolio a bit narcissistic. I didn't do a self-portrait in 2019, so I thought I would do one this year, mainly because painting faces is my truest interest. It was nice to have the art deparment's models and my college friends around to sit for me. Alas, in 2020, my only model is me.

I started this painting in February and finished in October. I certainly got distracted by other projects (music) along the way. At least I finished it in the same year!

Written by: Anna

Posted on: October 24, 2020

Continue Reading

Poem: Generosity

Misty Day at Golden, 2020
Anna Perkins
Misty Day at Golden, 2020
A photo to set the mood

Being good is laced with sacrifice and guilt
The rain beats down on the windows
The sound is too close
Like the water is inside
Drenching all my possessions
Bacteria and mold growing
Stains forming
I check every time
Only to find everything is dry
My ears at odds with reality
Thunder rolling
Neighbors stomping
Cars passing by
How can I be truly generous
When I see the bad before the good?
When I see shallowness and stupidity in the stranger?
When I anticipate hurt and loss?
My senses feed filtered information to my brain
How then, to give wholeheartedly?
Interrupt my alluring inner world
Pitter-patter on my window
Walk across my ceiling and remind me
You have a whole life
Without fully understanding you
If the game of life is to be heard
And to be understood
It’s a losing game
But we must play nonetheless.

Written by: Anna

Posted on: October 20, 2020

Continue Reading

© 2006-2020 AnnaNeo/Anna Perkins Art