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Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Painting no. 14 - Selfie!


Self portrait


I used to be terrified of painting portraits in watercolour but thanks to a portrait challenge on Paint my Photo I got over this fear and now quite enjoy them - I was completely hooked to the recent Sky Arts series Portrait Artist of the Year and when I came across a competition in an art group on facebook that was to be judged by one of the contestants I couldn't resist having a go - the only problem was - the competition was to paint a self portrait - not something I relished doing!  But as always I dived in with both feet and had a go and here it is - I chose to work from the photograph which is here on my blog of me painting en plein air as it was one of the few photos I've got where I'm not grinning from ear to ear and I'm not good at at painting teeth!!   I have to say it was the weirdest thing painting myself - tomorrow it will be back to birds!!

8 comments:

  1. A very beautiful self-portrait, Sharon! i recognized you as soon as I saw the thumbnail.

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  2. You do excellent portrait work Sharon!

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  3. Marvelous! I like this much more than the cell phone. But seriously, the human face is compelling to look at and you did a fantastic job.

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  4. Love the expression - I am impressed. I find the self portrait to be very difficult. I have been using a mirror but should try the photo. I enjoyed seeing all the other paintings you are doing in the Challenge. So GOOD!

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  5. Hi Sharon. Now this is YOU. You have captured your expression wonderfully.

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  6. Love the concentration that you've captured. Great portrait.

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  7. Beautifully done! It is a challenge to our egos to paint ourselves. Wish that wasn't so. But you did great!

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  8. Aha! You kept this one quiet. Love it!

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