Self Portrait #19 (after Klee)

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face
a mask
in my mind
always a surprise seen
mirrored

fool_almost me magnetic

It may or may not still be Selfie Day, but I’ve been trying to get a portrait done for the 23rd of each month for my 100 Self Portrait series.  I’m on to a new artist to imitate, Paul Klee.  This is probably the most abstracted one I’ve done so far–I did my usual mirror pencil sketch and then smoothed it out to imitate Klee’s painting.  I think it still bears a strange resemblance somehow.

And of course I had to ask the Magnetic Oracle for commentary.

Fool (almost me)

I am almost me
listening to colors breathe
secrets laugh
red blue rhythm
born from liquid joy

As these windows open
who will fool
this naked heart?

And I actually managed to do the NaPoWriMo prompt today:  an elevenie poem.

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36 responses to “Self Portrait #19 (after Klee)”

  1. dogtrax says :

    I love that connection between poetry, art and reflection.
    Kevin

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  2. Ron. says :

    Now THAT”S how it’s done!

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  3. paul scribbles says :

    Nice painting and love the elevenie linked in…what and where is the Magnetic Oracle?

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  4. Evelyn Flint says :

    I love your self portraits and I very much like the style of Paul Kleee… !

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    I love everything about this–the Klee-like portrait, the elevenie poem, and the wonderful words from the Oracle with more windows opening into the between-world where colors breathe and secrets laugh in rhythm to the liquid joy. Those lines make me swoon.

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  6. Faith Unlocked says :

    I’ve always loved Klee’s work. Good interpretation.

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  7. Jodi says :

    Love it !

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  8. rivrvlogr says :

    Nice trifecta!

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  9. Jill Kuhn says :

    Love Klee – your self-portrait is wonderful! I am thinking of trying some different styles this week myself. 😃

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  10. Fibronacci says :

    Love this style!! Feels lively and unique.

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  11. davisbrotherlylove says :

    Very nice, K! Can’t go wrong with Klee!

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  12. 10000hoursleft says :

    An inspired portrait and such great offerings from the oracle too!

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