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


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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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