Painting Mickey Mouse

Mickey Circa?, 12×12, oil on panel-work in progress

Sometimes I find things unexpectedly that I want to paint. Such is the case with this Mickey Mouse stuffed doll. I saw in in the thrift store. He appears to be loved. Perhaps his ears have been replaced. Maybe his ears came like that. He even has his tag. I haven’t completed the lettering on the tag. I hope to finish painting Mickey this week..

I thought I had more pictures of him in the different stages of painting but I do not. I also spent this week applying for an MFA program. I hope I get in.

Thank you so much for liking my painting and following me here and on social media.

My best,
Emily Warren

Published by Art Belongs to Everyone

Remember Reflect Reform In this work, I have been exploring phenomena of memory augmentation. I experimented with reflections and cinematic images by juxtaposing photographs, paint, wood, and mylar. The direction of the work includes painting intimate, reflective, observations of augmented memories.  I began by building a cabinet of curiosities as a way to form a tableau painting and experiment with different media. Inspired by the relief paintings by artist Sally Han, I built a model of a Victorian cabinet using tenets of Darwin's theory of evolution. I painted on a variety of surfaces including wood, photographs, and adding raw lumber to the pieces. In this process, I disassembled the cabinet to give autonomy to each piece. Although I diverted from the original idea of a final installation, there was an impulse to paint larger. Adding mylar was yet another way to accentuate reflection as a part of the critical dialogue with the work. The final result offers an opportunity to remember, reflect, and reform.

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