Carolyn Weltman Art Blog
I've always hated openings and other social functions and an opening to a solo show has to be the worst. All those people who came to scrutinize my work and surround me with their thoughts and comments.
I understand that its good for me and constructive criticism is always welcome. However, I started painting Will You Still Love Me? the night I came home from one such opening. There must have easily been two hundred people in that small room and I was overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted. I took it out on my canvas, that night painting for six hours before I fell into my bed in the "late" early hours of the morning.
For the next two months, Will You Still Love Me? painted herself. I would look at her and see changes I'm fairly sure I did not make. She grew out of the canvas and took over control of my studio. One of the few paintings that was painted completely without the use of a model. She is about fear and loneliness. She is all about the demands of society.
Now she needs a home.