Credit Due?

DSC06189Self Portrait by Clinock. 17″ x 22″. Acrylic on paper. Paint applied with credit card. 2012.

The challenge – to create a self portrait without using a brush. I used only a credit card to apply the paint – what did I need the card for anyway? It ain’t photographic realism but hey, all credit due, it wasn’t an easy process. At least, I won’t be overspending this Christmas!

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20 thoughts on “Credit Due?

    1. Thank you very much Ina – I wasn’t sure how it would turn out but I think I just scraped by (oops, my reply to Robert is rubbing off on you). Not sure what can be done with A PayPal account but next I was thinking to collage my cheque book…;)

  1. Hi John…I must give you credit for this outstanding and sensitive painting. It increases your credit as an artist by giving you easy access to fluidity without a brush against your established line of identity. Best wishes,. Robert

    1. Oh oh – more challenging puns from Australia. (I’d better brush up on my answers) – thank you Robert for extending my line of credit and showing interest in my art, I am indebted to you. You are such a card when it comes to puns that I cannot possibly compare ratings – so I will just have to buy now and paint later…

  2. That has got to be the best way to use a credit card!!!!!
    True, not an easy process at all, yet it seems to me that that credit card served as a direct extension [so to speak!] of your emotions!
    Exceptional, John!
    🙂

  3. You just made my day John. Great portrait. Love the challenge. Hmmmm if more people would use their credit cards to paint they wouldn’t be overspending. I think you’ve just come up with a wonderful self-help way to help people who are addicted to shopping. 🙂 Congrats. 🙂

  4. As you know, I recently got into trouble with my credit card. Fortunately, I am out of it now. If I’m ever tempted again to use it when I should not I hope it will be to use it to paint with. Cheers! Sharyn

  5. Clinock, I am glad you took up the challenge of creating a portrait using a credit card. There is something haunting about the eyes and the mouth is very sensitive. I wonder if you learnt something about yourself in the creation of this self portrait.

    1. Thanks Margaret. Every time I make a self portrait I learn something about my self-inevitable really – sometimes hard to accept – other times loving…

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