Artwork description:

Expressionist oil painting mainly painted with palette knife, on a rollered slate black background.

This is the latest in the "Mask" series of oil paintings.

We all wear masks in our daily lives to protect our vulnerabilities, but if if you look closely enough these vulnerabilities are always seeping out, the mask is always, sometimes imperceptibly, slipping to reveal more than we would like.

The title refers to my deliberate attempts to stretch the face of this model. I like moving the same face around to create different emotions and to say different things. I like this idea of playing around with the same face.

This face is crumpled in "Still Troubled", pushed forward to distort the shape in "Worse For Wear" and pushed back and upwards in "One of the Great Roles".
I also use different colours for different emotional effect too.

Materials used:

oil painting on linen canvas

Stretching It A Bit (2017)


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This artwork is sold by James Henry Johnston from United Kingdom

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