Wednesday, September 02, 2009

self portrait


Over the weekend I decide to undertake a full self portrait, because I've never done one. I haven't because they are scary. Portraits in any form tend to stress me out and make me cranky so I avoid them. But the truth of life is if you run away from things you'll never conquer them so I decided I am going to do more portraits and figure studies even if it kills me. I also decided to try out a new more stylized style. flatter patches of color. So here is the first piece. It's been three nights of work, it's not perfect, I do love the chair and the floor... so we'll see what comes next...

14 comments:

ellen said...

are you kidding?! it's really really cool!!

Justine said...

It looks fantastic!

Becky said...

who's that foxy lady...oh that's right, it's YOU! It's amazing! More, more...we want MORE! :)

Jenny said...

wow.
when I saw the bottom half of that portrait, I thought you'd googled a photo from somewhere. Congratulations! You SHOULD do more.

Shelah said...

I love it!!!!

Meemer said...

i really like it! besides that you look fantastic, i just really like it!

LL said...

BEAUTIFUL!
you and your work.

Jameson King said...

I love it!

Michal Thompson said...

that last comment was really actually me, signed in as my brother!

Andrea said...

I am amazed. As usual.

Suzie Soda said...

So so fabulous. Kind of reminds me of one Dana did of Chelsea years ago. Your talent is amazing. You go girl....you are oozing with creativity. xoxoxo

Ramires said...

Wonderful self portrait. My Wife and I folow your blogs from Brasil.

Swimmingmom said...

I think I already commented on fb, but well done. Looks just like you!

Blue said...

per your usual, it's perfect.

any chance it'll be hanging in shelah's house so i can see it regularly? ;-)