Friday, February 17, 2017

Self-portrait

 
Self-portrait, 9 x 12

Painting a self-portrait is always an anxiety-laden process for me. I don't know whether to make myself prettier or uglier, since capturing an exact likeness is elusive. Out of the desire to paint from life, this is the model who's always available. I worked on keeping the edges soft.

It's hard to photograph this painting because of the glare. I feel the colors are cooler and richer in the actual painting. 

2 comments:

  1. You are looking fabulous! Beautifully lighted as well!

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  2. Thank you padmaja! Just saw your comment

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