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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Blue


Self portrait - Watercolour

I painted my eyes in on my self portrait watercolour I posted as WIP here.
I promise you that I don't always look this miserable, obviously when I concentrate I look rather stern and I've probably enhanced that trait here.
I will leave the portrait as it stands, it has served it's purpose and I am happy to have conquered some goals with it. It is my best likeness to date, working from life, in that all of the features are in the right proportions and places.
It has been an amazing journey both artistically and psychologically, hopefully I'll be able to be a little kinder to myself as I proceed.

14 comments:

Lin said...

FABULOUS work Anita -- such subtle shadings!!! BRAVA!

suzanne said...

It's quite amazing to me the emotion we wrap up in a self-portrait. By far, I think we are our own most difficult subject...and later, critic.

This post would lend itself well to this week's Illustration Friday topic: the blues.

Nina Johansson said...

Beautiful work, Anita! The shading is exquisite, very subtle.
About that stern look, I recognize it from my own self portraits... it´s just a sign that you were totally concentrated at what you were doing. Who has time to compose one´s features at times like that? :)

Africantapestry said...

This looks great with your eyes painted, I like the depth it gives. And think about your stern look as "attitude"...we need that from time to time!
Ronell

Dave said...

Fantastic! A wonderful work of art.

Laurel Neustadter said...

A beautiful portrait. Great job on the watercolors.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

excellent.

Anita said...

Thankyou Lin!

Anita said...

How true Suzanne.

Anita said...

Exactly Nina! However, I do find it scary to think I look this miserable when I concentrate, especially considering the amount of sketching I have carried out in public this year! LOL!

Anita said...

Ah, attitude!....Yes, I like that Ronell! ;)

Anita said...

Thankyou Dave.

Anita said...

Thankyou Laurel!

Anita said...

Thankyou Andrea!