Joanne Visits 1955

Joanne Visits 1955
Joanne Visits 1955

Ever since seeing the Joan Brown exhibit in San Jose last year, I’ve been interested in self portraiture. It’s got a lot of advantages:

  • The model doesn’t charge by the hour.
  • She’s always around.
  • I know what she looks like.
  • Most important: I only have to please myself. Not somebody’s mother, father, aunt, uncle, husband, wife, children, grandchildren, etc., etc.

I was inexplicably amused by the Grasshopper I had for dessert recently at Stark’s Steakhouse in Santa Rosa. So I’ve turned the image into one more self-portrait. (Actually, it was that amazing shade of green that made the image irresistible!)

By Joanne

Joanne Taeuffer is an expressive painter. She lives in the Berkeley Hills and Healdsburg, CA, with her husband and their black cats, Oscar Wild and Percy.

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