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Pars
04-18-2005, 12:35 PM
A new project has been announced in the WetCanvas! project system!

Title: My Secret Self: A Portrait
Project Leader: Pars
Relative Difficulty: Irrelevant
Type Restrictions: Any Type
Medium: Any Medium
Subject: Portrait
Days open for signups: Always
Maximum participants allowed: Unlimited

Description:

Have you looked in the mirror and wondered, "who am I?" Or have you stopped looking in the mirror shifting your eyes away from what you might see? Or do you glance at yourself often in pane glass windows, shiny surfaces and at the shadows at your feet?

Whatever or whenever, create a portrait of yourself using more than one medium, no restrictons on how many, or which but attempt to go beyond the first look.

No examples have been provided to encourage total freedom in your choice. References may follow in several weeks time.



Additional Information:

For more information on the project: Click here! (http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_details&proj_id=857)

Remember, in order to help keep the discussions on projects organized, you should post your questions, suggestions, and comments on submitted work here in this thread. By doing this, we allow other non-project efforts to not get "pushed down" by a swarm of project-related threads.

Jakeally
04-18-2005, 12:38 PM
Nice one Zoe :D I plan to start mine when I get back from Holland :D :wave:

Pars
04-21-2005, 07:37 PM
Chris, when are you going? And when are you coming back? :evil:

Pars
04-21-2005, 07:40 PM
If you don't visit the Portrait Forum, you may have missed this (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3439297#post3439297).

You may have to sign up at the newspaper to see them all, but so many of them are outstanding, unique and fit under the "unusual" that it was worth the few minutes to register. :)

Jakeally
04-22-2005, 03:35 AM
Chris, when are you going? And when are you coming back?

Lol Zoe ... I'm back now, only went for four days. Had a great time and the tullips were fantastic.
I'll go take a look at your link now :D :wave:

Wow ... there are some terrific portraits there. I just love the way Jasper Knight did Richard Gill. Absolutely awesome :clap: :clap:

Pars
04-22-2005, 05:39 PM
Chris, the Knight was the one I was most taken with myself.

Glad you enjoyed the tulips :D and that you're back and hopefully thinking about a portrait or two.

I am!

Mary Woodul
04-22-2005, 10:56 PM
Zoe, I enjoyed that link also and have in my head, my idea. Hope I can develope it the way am thinking of it my head as soon as I get back from my trip.

Jakeally
04-23-2005, 07:07 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47050

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

This is very nice ... such a lovely smile :clap: :clap:

Pars
04-23-2005, 07:55 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47050

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

Weezer, congratulations on this wonderful drawing, and the first entry into our project.

:clap:

JayD
04-23-2005, 11:43 PM
Pars, Hi--Mary just pm'd me about your project--it looks like a lot of fun. I might do something after I post the basic 101 class on Sunday if that is ok.

Pars
04-23-2005, 11:50 PM
Pars, Hi--Mary just pm'd me about your project--it looks like a lot of fun. I might do something after I post the basic 101 class on Sunday if that is ok.

Jay, you are welcome anytime. It will be a pleasure to see your work in the project.

And, Mary, thanks for spreading the word, especially on the eve of your travels. Bon voyage! :wave:

Zoe

tseesart
04-24-2005, 12:26 PM
Regarding this entry --> Beautiful, job well done! :clap: :clap: http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47050

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

Beautiful! Job well done. :clap: :clap:

gracey
04-24-2005, 12:28 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47050

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

This picture is great, you show a happy excited side of yourself, but thesquinting eyes suggest your hiding your soul. The feel of the piece shows you quite hunched up as if your not comfortable, but you seem happy nether the less. the pictures is very smooth and this texture really reflects a calm mood.

Pars
04-25-2005, 07:31 AM
Well, now I know why and how Mary get you involved JayD; just saw this latest D&S class and it is perfect for work with this project. If anyone missed D&S's classes and JayD's post, here it is (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=266727)

I'll be following along for sure! :) :wave:

gracey
04-25-2005, 12:18 PM
im trying to do some sketches of me first, then im gonna think about media and stuff, my entry will b in by the end of the week proberly :-)

Pars
04-29-2005, 11:13 PM
I thought I'd post some portraits I've admired at Wet Canvas to stimulate our project.

Here's one (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=248354) by Nick.

Nick generally posts in Watercolours, but this is in Open Critiques. I believe it is transparent acrylicss, but as Nick is a most inventive artist, he may have used anything watery and I see he's used pencil and gesso.

Pars
04-29-2005, 11:18 PM
When I saw Anne's self portrait develop I knew it was going to be among my favourites. I asked Anne if I could share it as a reference for the project.

I think this (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265397) self portrait is the one that spurred me on the most to think of doing one myself.

Jakeally
04-30-2005, 02:48 AM
Wow these are wonderful. Thanks for the gentle push Zoe. I am half way though my pencil drawing and I am quite pleased with the way its turning out. Not sure what other elements I am going to add later but I'll think of something :D

Pars
04-30-2005, 09:40 AM
Morn here, Chris. Sketching out is what I've been doing, too.

Here's (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=259827) another self-portrait that is quite unique.

Bin not only saw herself in this Parrish work, but put herself into it and quite remarkably, I might add.

Pars
04-30-2005, 09:46 AM
Connie's self-portrait (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=256219) not only pushed me to think about how we see ourselves but to revive my Dutch :evil: not that easy as I've not lived in Holland for near onto 30 years.

inkcat
05-18-2005, 08:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47050

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

lovely work,love the use of light ands dark. :clap: :wave:

Valri Ary
05-20-2005, 01:53 PM
Hi,

This is a new one for me....painting ME! This is a WIP and hope to work on it some more this weekend. I'm pretty happy with it so far. It's called Hanging onto Whisper. There is a story and a half that goes along with that but I won't bore anyone with the details.
This has been a good stretch for me as far as painting goes and to make it even harder to make it of me and who I am....GREAT PROJECT! Thanks.

Valri


http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/20-May-2005/35329-Valri_wip.jpg

Pars
05-20-2005, 01:58 PM
Valri,

This looks mighty fine, extra fine!

And, I'd love to hear the story and ask how you did it, you know medium, etc.

Thrilled to see your work. Just started my second attempt at a SP. Let's see if this one gets farther along. :)

Mary Woodul
05-20-2005, 04:02 PM
Zoe, those self portraits are spectacular and full of creativity. I will work on my eyes today and post tonight or tomorrow. :D :wave:

Valri Ary
05-20-2005, 10:54 PM
Valri,

This looks mighty fine, extra fine!

And, I'd love to hear the story and ask how you did it, you know medium, etc.

Thrilled to see your work. Just started my second attempt at a SP. Let's see if this one gets farther along. :)

Hanging onto Whisper is a 9x12 acrylic on canvas. The story behind the title (and I will paraphrase) is this ~ my husband and I have a 44 foot sailboat named Whisper and the painting is of me hanging off the side going down the ladder to the water over on Santa Catalina Island (20 miles off the shore from LA) last summer. We live in WA now and need to get the boat up here so we have started moving it slowly north. About 2 weeks ago it was anchored in Marina del Rey and a storm came up and pushed it onto the beach. :eek: It cost a ton of money to get it back into the water and my husband has been down in CA since this happened. So what they say about boats is true...they are money pits! A few days ago when I was trying to decide what I wanted to paint for this project I was so distracted by the whole boat ordeal that I was thinking 'at any cost we will hang onto Whisper.' I came up with the idea for the painting and knew I had some pics of me literally hanging onto the side of the boat. My husband is still in CA and we have poured even more money into the saving of our Whisper. When I told him what I was painting and what and why I was calling it he just laughed and liked the play on words......sorry, I did get a bit winded but spared you alot of details even at this length. :cat:
Well, I'm off to work more on "me" now.

Valri :wave:

Jakeally
05-21-2005, 03:17 AM
Valri ... your portrait is going to be marvelous :clap: :clap: Thanks for the story behind it. I hope you get your boat back safely and soon :) :wave:

Pars
05-21-2005, 09:04 AM
Thanks, Valri, for sharing the story behind your SP. I sure hope the nightmare is over, quickly. Not very nautical myself, but I sympathize with the loss of such a wonderful companion, as I've nearly always lived surrounded by water and friends sailing.

And the portrait is a delight. Can't wait to see more.

Pars
05-21-2005, 12:07 PM
Here's a tip (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=272063) Biki shared in the Portrait Forum for anyone that might have missed it or not travel that way.

It is a good one!

Valri Ary
05-22-2005, 12:36 PM
OK...done painting on this! I may have even overworked it a bit. It was a great learning process for me.

Comments and critiques welcomed. Thanks.

Valri

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-May-2005/35329-valri_wc_project.jpg

Jakeally
05-22-2005, 02:18 PM
I think this is just terrific ... I feel I know you from this portrait :clap: :clap:

Pars
05-22-2005, 03:13 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47723

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_P1010011d.JPG

Oh, Inkcat, this is wonderful and if I hadn't reminded myself that there is no notification updates for the Projects, it might have been more days before I saw this terrific self-portrait. :clap: :clap: :wave:

Pars
05-22-2005, 03:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47875

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/35329/tn_valri_wc_project.jpg

Valri, great finish. Even though I know some of the background on the MIA sail boat, this portrait speaks of joy. I think Chris is correct, it does make me feel as if I got to know you!

Thanks so much.

Grunge
05-22-2005, 05:12 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47875

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/35329/tn_valri_wc_project.jpg

this is very eye catching! Great job! I love the colours and the expression, the hair hanging loose from the braids. This just reeks of "I'm at the beach and i'm loving it!"

Mary Woodul
05-22-2005, 08:08 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/35329/tn_valri_wc_project.jpg

I like this Valerie, good work on the water, you can feel the softness.

Mary Woodul
05-22-2005, 08:11 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=47723

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_P1010011d.JPG

This looks very Art Nouveau, and the technique not at all simple. I like very much.

Jakeally
05-23-2005, 03:15 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_P1010011d.JPG

Oh! Wow ... this is wonderful :clap: :clap:
I love the design and style. Must have taken you ages with all those dots :eek: and you work so neatly.
A really classy portrait ... congratulations :clap: :clap: :D :wave:

Valri Ary
06-02-2005, 01:25 AM
Thanks Chris, Zoe, Grunge and Mary ~ such the nice compliments. I was very surprized that it turned out like it did. Very pleased actually and as we all know it's hard to just not be critical of everything we do. I usually am my worst critic. I showed this to some co-workers and ended up with a commission to do her son. I tried to discourage her by pricing my work really high and then I asked for 75% up front and she still went for it. GEEEZ, guess I have to do it now. :rolleyes: I'm happy yet worried as this is not what I normally do. Wish me luck and happy painting, clever brushes, whatever... Kids can be so hard to 'capture.'

Valri

antgeek
06-02-2005, 06:53 PM
i hope you all don't mind, but i just discovered this project and signed up for it today. am i hopelessly late? or no worries? :confused:

Pars
06-02-2005, 07:28 PM
Serra, glad to have you. :) Not too late at all. In fact, I believe many of us are working on the project now and will be for some time.

A pleasure to see you, btw.

i hope you all don't mind, but i just discovered this project and signed up for it today. am i hopelessly late? or no worries? :confused:

Pars
06-03-2005, 12:32 AM
The project system isn't working at full speed yet, so although we can comment, we can't pull up the images.

I did notice a beautiful red-head in the gallery. :D

Looks like a good secret to me! :cool: :wave:

Pars
06-04-2005, 03:33 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48148

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/62799/tn_me.jpg

I just heard that the Projects are fixed so thought I'd comment on this wonderful self portrait you did Meligrub. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing some of yourself with us.

inkcat
06-05-2005, 05:30 AM
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[IMG]http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/62799/tn_me.jpg[

wow this is fabulous,love the soft and rough texture look and the colours are striking,isnt photo shop a tone of fun,the sky is the limit with it,great work!!!!! :clap:

inkcat
06-05-2005, 05:31 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/35329/tn_valri_wc_project.jpg

I love the vibrancey of this painting,the colours bring it right out and you have really caught movement in this,wonderful work!!!!!!!!!!! :clap: :wave:

Pars
06-07-2005, 10:17 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48220

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_digyme.jpg

This is fabulous - wish you could take 20 years off of my life next :D

The colours really make this even more intriguing.

Printmakerguy
06-14-2005, 12:53 AM
Don't know if anyone is still following this project/thread, but I posted a few images (both final and progress) in the project... I have been a little behind in getting things done for this project... But, better late than never :)

-Andrew

Valri Ary
06-14-2005, 01:21 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/62799/tn_me.jpg

Scarey????????? WHY?? I love it. The hair is marvelous.....soft and unreal and that makes for a great painting. Do you think you are scarey? I think and bet you're not. I like it.....the look is great.

kordelia
06-17-2005, 11:31 PM
Valri & Connie... 2 i know from wde.. FANTAStic portraits!!! :clap:

this is one i caught of me in the bathroom mirror one day... 20 minutes, gray on gray and only the green eyes were catching the light.... my daughter HATES it... but what does she know.... hey, it was a rare good hair day!!! almost 10X12, charcoal & pastel

portfauxlio
06-18-2005, 05:11 PM
Hi all! Some fascinating work posted. Where are the rest of them? June is almost over. Just added my submission. A student took step by step shots which I hope she'll get on a disc so I can post them.... It's funny how one day you look in the mirror and your mother/father are looking back! Gail

Pars
06-20-2005, 01:57 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48575

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/2566/tn_Gail_Ribas.jpg

Gail, what a wonderful watercolour portrait. I much admire that smooth skin you've achieved and that palette is intriguing. What are your tips for those not in your class? :evil:

Pars
06-20-2005, 02:00 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48294

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/36273/tn_selfIII.jpg

Just love printmaking! This is a great look. :clap:

Pars
06-20-2005, 02:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/36273/tn_selfii.jpg

Very interesting perspective. Hope you didn't get a neck-ache leaning back. Wonder if you'd talk about the linotype process?

Pars
06-20-2005, 02:06 PM
Kordelia, I love this and yes "what do daughter's know." I just returned from a visit to mine to find your portrait here. You will put it into the gallery, won't you? :)

Valri & Connie... 2 i know from wde.. FANTAStic portraits!!! :clap:

this is one i caught of me in the bathroom mirror one day... 20 minutes, gray on gray and only the green eyes were catching the light.... my daughter HATES it... but what does she know.... hey, it was a rare good hair day!!! almost 10X12, charcoal & pastel

Pars
06-20-2005, 02:08 PM
Hi Andrew, we have been slow and I was out of town--just returned and found your two submissions. I am so glad you joined the project and would love to hear more about your process.

Don't know if anyone is still following this project/thread, but I posted a few images (both final and progress) in the project... I have been a little behind in getting things done for this project... But, better late than never :)

-Andrew

portfauxlio
06-21-2005, 07:52 AM
Zoe, Thank you! I call the method "sculpting". Start by putting in the shadow areas first: ultramarine blue, then perm rose, all done with a light touch and building up the color in layers... it's better to go too light than too dark in watercolor. All edges were softened and each color layer was fully dried before applying the next. The "yellow" we used is Daniel Smith Quinacridone gold (believe me, no other manufacturer comes close) as a light wash over all with some perm rose added to the mix to warm it up. Use a paper towel to dab the color off of the highlighted areas while it's still wet and make sure your edges are softened. Gail

Pars
06-21-2005, 08:01 AM
Thanks, Gail, I shall see if I can use your recipe. I've been trying my hand at watercolour portraits with little success.

BTW, I am planning a trip up to Belfast in late August, are you doing any lessons late in the summer at Arcadia? If you are or might, please PM me, I'd love to see if I can make it up your way.

kordelia
06-21-2005, 10:50 PM
Pars/Zoe... i just noticed your signature line:::::::: that was my daughter's complaint... it was dead and lifeless without color!!!!! (and spooky!) but it was a one-shot.... i dont remember how to get it in the other way, but will give it a try tomorrow when i'm more awake... thank you... :wave:

Pars
06-21-2005, 11:03 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48639

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/52085/tn_mememe.jpg

And it is DYNAMITE! I just love how you did this and so glad to see it before I go to bed (and dream)! Just terrific.

Pars
06-21-2005, 11:05 PM
Hi - colour or no, this is a great portrait, green eyed gal. :)

Just go to the beginning of the project thread and it kind of works you through how to post into the gallery. Hope to see it tomorrow. :evil: :wave:

Pars/Zoe... i just noticed your signature line:::::::: that was my daughter's complaint... it was dead and lifeless without color!!!!! (and spooky!) but it was a one-shot.... i dont remember how to get it in the other way, but will give it a try tomorrow when i'm more awake... thank you... :wave:

Pars
06-22-2005, 11:13 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/22002/tn_gray_on_gray_%26_green.jpg

Kordelia, I'm so pleased you found a way to put "green eyed gal" --- you, in the gallery. It looks so good there! :) :wave:

Printmakerguy
06-23-2005, 02:54 PM
Hi Andrew, we have been slow and I was out of town--just returned and found your two submissions. I am so glad you joined the project and would love to hear more about your process.

Not a problem. We can't ALL live on WetCanvas all the time...

My first two are linocuts- Which is a form of relief printing. You take a piece of linoleum and draw your image on it, then carve away the areas that you DON'T want printed. After carving, you roll ink on the surface of the linoleum block, then put paper on it, and PRINT!

I personally use a press, but they can be printed by hand as well.

I posted anonter S.P. That I completed this month as well- sometimes when I get on a roll...

Andrew

Pars
06-23-2005, 05:06 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/36273/tn_doneBig.jpg

Andrew, really exciting SP. And many thanks for explaining the linotype process. This is something I'll put into my "when you retire" pile and see if I can try a little printmaking. I have tried rubber and a little wood carving, but no linoleum - I'm thinking it may be less pliable.

Such interesting work!

Printmakerguy
06-23-2005, 05:16 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=48639

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/52085/tn_mememe.jpg

I like this one- And I am not usually much of a digital person- This one just has a lot of interest to it...

Hmmm... I am thinking... I might have to STEAL this idea and paint it :eek:

Andrew

Printmakerguy
06-23-2005, 05:19 PM
And many thanks for explaining the linotype process. This is something I'll put into my "when you retire" pile and see if I can try a little printmaking. I have tried rubber and a little wood carving, but no linoleum - I'm thinking it may be less pliable.

Thanks for the compliments on the painting... It was fun...

Linocuts are great- I will warn you, though- they can be addictive! Stop by the printmaking forum (where i usually 'hang out') and you will see... All sorts of info/resources there- as well as some VERY talented artists!!

-Andrew

antgeek
06-23-2005, 06:31 PM
andrew,
thanks for your interest, surely you don't want to paint mine, but use my idea on your own? here's what i did, took a bunch of photos of parts of my face, digital camera, imported them into photoshop, selected parts and mushed them together, some erasing, not much. then used adjustment layers and liked this one best. the bottom right pic was taken of my hand pointing at the photoshop picture on my notebook screen, then imported that and added it. it just happened that the ear on the left became my jawline.
it was really fun and pretty quick. and uniquely me. thought it was a good self-portrait medium, i am considering painting it, too.
i'd like to see what you come up with! :wave:

antgeek
06-23-2005, 09:30 PM
pmg, (andrew)
i really like your half-toney large acrylic, i want to do something like that. can you give me some tips? :D

tubbekans
06-23-2005, 10:55 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/22002/tn_gray_on_gray_%26_green.jpg

Love it Kordy! You know daughters don't know everything! Now sons on the other hand, they got the answers! (mostly made up though). Beautiful portrait. She'll see that in time. I like this extra well! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Mary Woodul
06-24-2005, 02:25 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_digyme.jpg

I like the perfection look of the skin tone in this.

Mary Woodul
06-24-2005, 02:28 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/36273/tn_doneBig.jpg

This looks great, I would love to see it in reall life.

Pars
06-24-2005, 07:55 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/43096/tn_IMG_1790.JPG

Oh, Mary, this is just fabulous; you've just outdone yourself. I like how it's all come together in this mixed media. Thrilled to see you!

Pars
06-24-2005, 08:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_digyme.jpg

Inkcat, I see you've done another in photoshop. The colours are wonderful and you kinda look like a sleek, beautiful kat :D

I must learn to do more than admire software. :evil: I am so impressed with what you've done.

Have you been around? :wave:

Have you seen Serra's (Sarah's) and the others?

Mary Woodul
06-24-2005, 09:29 PM
Thank you Zoe, it is kind of dark because if I put in the light it would glare so the vcolors don't show very well. Good to see you.

kordelia
06-24-2005, 09:33 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/43096/tn_IMG_1790.JPG

she's WONderful, exCITING, FANTAStic... wooo hoooo for you!!! :clap: well worth all the work!!!! (and another green eyed gal joins the group........) :wink2:

Printmakerguy
06-27-2005, 03:44 PM
pmg, (andrew)
i really like your half-toney large acrylic, i want to do something like that. can you give me some tips? :D


It was fun- and challenging!

I started out by using a greyscale photo of myslef. I cut the background out, then played with the contrast until I had a pretty 'contrasty' (is this even a word??) image... Then, I traced the major outlines of the face- for example, the outline of the face itself, the shadows, nose, eyes.

Then, I projected the sketch onto the canvas, which was already marked with a 1" diagonal gridwork. I filled in the areas by varying the size of the dots, painting them in freehand as I went. You have to step back from the canvas a bit to see anything, so the process of painting it involves painting a few dots, stepping back to look at it, then painting a few more, and so on.... Over, and over.

It is really a lot of fun to watch it take shape- The face kind of 'appears' out of a cloud of dots over time. Almost like developing a photo in slow motion!!

I think that key is size- it has to be BIG. This one is HUGE- 20 sq. feet...

Andrew



-Andrew.

Printmakerguy
06-27-2005, 03:46 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/36273/tn_doneBig.jpg

This looks great, I would love to see it in reall life.

Thanks. It has a lot more impact in real life!!

-Andrew

antgeek
06-27-2005, 04:29 PM
andrew,
thanks for the 'methodology', and 'contrasty' is as much a word as 'half-toney' in my book (serra's dictionary) :D
this painting reminds me of chuck close's work, and i am a huge fan of his!
i haven't done anything large, may be time to give it a shot.
thanks again! :wave:

Epicurea
07-16-2005, 12:44 PM
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Loving this! Very Celtic, very Livemont (http://www.art.com/asp/search/ProductSearch-asp/_/search_String--livemont/posters.htm?filteroptions=0&isSearch=Y&ui=D4DF79738CC1417591899B49DD99E2A9) and Mucha (http://www.art.com/asp/search/ProductSearch-asp/_/search_String--mucha/posters.htm?filteroptions=0&isSearch=Y&ui=D4DF79738CC1417591899B49DD99E2A9). Mucha especially. Lovely!

pax,

Cass

Lauren F-M
07-16-2005, 02:00 PM
Greeting! :wave:

I learned about this project from seeing it listed on Pars' threads in the "Name that Painting" Thread.

So, I checked it out, and just signed up this week. This is a very creative approach that I think stretches our creativity. While I need to first finish up my postcard commitments on the Postcard Exchange Project, I look forward to working on something for this one.
Perhaps in August I'll have some preliminary sketches to post.

Hmmmmmm :confused: :evil: :eek: :D

I'll keep checking in. I think Pars is doing a great job hosting this. Thanks! :D

Cheers, Lauren :wave: :music:

Pars
07-16-2005, 02:29 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/1219/tn_spiritsideviewsm.jpg

Epicurea, really like how you've approached the challenge of secret self. These imaginative abstracts of spirit are great.

Pars
07-16-2005, 02:32 PM
Hi Laureen, welcome to the secret self project. Glad I learned the subtle art of promotion. Isn't it great that Eileen comes up with all those new projects at Portraits Forum. I haven't guessed too too many, but it sure has stretched my art history searches.

August is looking like a more likely month for me to get my darn scanner up. I've been working on a mixed media piece for ages, but the going is slow and the heat isn't helping.

Can't wait to see more!!!! And thanks for your kind words.

Take care.

Greeting! :wave:

I learned about this project from seeing it listed on Pars' threads in the "Name that Painting" Thread.

So, I checked it out, and just signed up this week. This is a very creative approach that I think stretches our creativity. While I need to first finish up my postcard commitments on the Postcard Exchange Project, I look forward to working on something for this one.
Perhaps in August I'll have some preliminary sketches to post.

Hmmmmmm :confused: :evil: :eek: :D

I'll keep checking in. I think Pars is doing a great job hosting this. Thanks! :D

Cheers, Lauren :wave: :music:

Epicurea
07-18-2005, 01:14 PM
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Epicurea, really like how you've approached the challenge of secret self. These imaginative abstracts of spirit are great.

Thanks Zoe. Great project!

pax,

Cass

eileenclaire
07-21-2005, 04:31 PM
Isn't it great that Eileen comes up with all those new projects at Portraits Forum.

My ears are ringing!

Thanks, Zoe!

And thanks for giving me the opportunity to reveal my secret self. :)

I really enjoyed looking over the entries - very creative work from all.

Pars
07-21-2005, 06:49 PM
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Eileen, what a wonderful surprise to come home and find your Secret Self! It is just wonderful and I love your secret "writer" self showing through. Someday perhaps we'll share our novels with each other :D

And my weren't your ears ringing loudly! :wink2:

I'm so glad to see you here and recognize you, btw, and not try to guess this painting :wave: !!

eileenclaire
07-22-2005, 08:25 PM
Thanks, Zoe. So you are a writer too! I think we have a lot in common.:)

Yes, that game is quite challenging. It's a good challenge, though - it's really piqued my interest in art history.

Pars
07-22-2005, 09:04 PM
Actually, if the truth be told, I'm more of a writer than a painter, but perhaps the twain shall meet.

And it is likely we do have a lot in common :D

Yes, art history. I did learn history about 3 decades ago but many we've shared are contemporary and judging by my guesses it appears my history ended then :wink2:

I'll have to catch up with the present :evil: or lose all to Mark, Mr. T or Shop (and you!) :wave:

Pars
08-02-2005, 05:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/22002/tn_Me%26my_HP.jpg

These two entries are JUST PLAIN wonderful and so imaginatively done and thought out. I can so relate to the car, and slightly less, no much less to the camera.

My car, now buried in autolandia, Falcon, knew more about me than I knew about myself.

I love how you've done the pastels. Can you tell me (us) how you did this.

Pars
08-02-2005, 05:03 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/22002/tn_self_portrail_7_05.jpg

The motion on this one is fabulous. This is the one I really want to understand both artistically and imaginatively. Please tell, Kordelia! :D

kordelia
08-02-2005, 07:05 PM
i dont think i understand what it is i left out.... re-read your description and then blatantly stole your idea of doing my shadow... i turned, and there was my sneaky reflection on the car (headless because of the curve).... both very "secret" portraits because from them you'd never pick me out of a crowd of 2.... unless i had my snazzy red sandals on maybe.... so i guess my mixed media was: camera, colored pencil and pastel pencils... the two share a sheet of dark green 9X12 textured 'art paper', a pack of different textured papers i got to experiment with.... after i transferred the photos with colored pencil, it took about 20 mins each with pastel pencils..... i'm glad you enjoyed them.... the "Green Eyed Gal" is winking :wink2:

Pars
08-02-2005, 07:19 PM
Well, you stole my idea and sealed it with pure imagination and terrific imagery! :D

I don't think you left out anything ---- I just wanted to know exactly what you provided: how you did it! What a wonderful experiment.

I see you winking all the way here in the heavy-air of NYC with my fogged over eyeglasses. :evil:

Kordelia, you made my day a smiling one! :wave:

rigadon
08-10-2005, 11:31 AM
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Dear Eileenclaire... What are the lines for??? I am sure they mean something,possibly something spiritual. But to me they distract from your lovely face! I am new to this pc business but some time I will post some of my paintings and give you some pointers if you don't mind. I have been oil painting for 40 years in the advertising business here in Canada. all the best to you and all RIGADON.

Pars
08-10-2005, 06:37 PM
Hello, Rigadon,

Although I am not Eileen, and she may appear at any moment to respond to your comment, as the originator of this project I offer you an invitation to join the project.

It is not usual to comment on project posts randomly, without membership, although I've never seen a rule that prevents it.

But as you say with 40 years of oil painting experience, it would be my pleasure to see your self-portrait(s) and learn from those years of experience - especially as I am re-turning to paint after a 30 year sabbatical leave. :)

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/21757/tn_my_secret_self.jpg

Dear Eileenclaire... What are the lines for??? I am sure they mean something,possibly something spiritual. But to me they distract from your lovely face! I am new to this pc business but some time I will post some of my paintings and give you some pointers if you don't mind. I have been oil painting for 40 years in the advertising business here in Canada. all the best to you and all RIGADON.

artbabe21
08-13-2005, 07:03 PM
Well Zoe, your advertising has brought me here for this project & I will enjoy doing something quirky! :)

There is some really excellent work here.....thanks for the inspiration! :)

Pars
08-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Always glad to have you on board, Cathleen.

A little advertising for the project system seems to get a few more people involved.

Pars
08-22-2005, 05:26 PM
I'm about to go off on holiday, paint and all, and even may get to see a WC member or two. Before I go off I wanted to post a couple of other inspiring, and very different portraits that touched me in one way or another. I think doing a self-portrait may be one of the most challenging experiences for many artists, but this artist seemed to be able to do a dozen or so. This is a Munch.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2005/35482-munch_stcloud1.jpg

I also found a portrait, although not a self-portrait, that may be more of what I might actually concretize rather than just fantasize here:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/22-Aug-2005/35482-Figure5ingold_demuth_chas.jpg

The above is a Chas. Demuth painting for and about William Carlos Williams.

I hope to have at least one completed SP when I return. Talk to you all when I return. :wave

artbabe21
08-22-2005, 05:36 PM
I'm about to go off on holiday, paint and all, and even may get to see a WC member or two.

Oh........that sounds SO terrific! Wish I was going too! Have fun with your self portrait......I'm working on mine now....:)
Journey safe...

Lauren F-M
08-23-2005, 10:49 PM
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Eileen --

This is wonderful! You did a great job, and really personalized it well, adding the text to show your writer's side. Wonderful texture, too! Great colours..... it's so nice!

Bravo! :clap: :clap:

Cheers, Lauren :wave:

eileenclaire
08-26-2005, 10:57 PM
Lauren, thanks so much for your kind comments - I appreciate it!

Zoe, I hope you are enjoying your holiday - you are missed!

eileenclaire
08-26-2005, 11:10 PM
Dear Eileenclaire... What are the lines for??? I am sure they mean something,possibly something spiritual. But to me they distract from your lovely face! I am new to this pc business but some time I will post some of my paintings and give you some pointers if you don't mind. I have been oil painting for 40 years in the advertising business here in Canada. all the best to you and all RIGADON.

Hello Rigadon,

I'm so sorry I didn't reply to this earlier - I somehow missed this. The lines are out of a novel I am writing, which is part of my "secret self". Well, now I guess it's not much of a secret! I would love to see your paintings, and would love to hear any pointers you might have. Welcome to WetCanvas!

Have you done a self portrait? If not, I hope you will do one and post it here!

Pars
09-22-2005, 10:52 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/7568/tn_cathjacket2.jpg

Cath, what a wonderful work and so touching. I didn't know about your brother; accept my condolescence, overdue.

Remarkable painting, and I am so pleased and touched you shared it here with us in the secret portrait space.

artbabe21
09-22-2005, 11:59 PM
Thanks Zoe.....it seemed the most secret I felt, locked away in those sunglasses, mourning my brother. I wanted to have a record of that time & that I survived. It will be 3 years this December & I hold him dear to my heart always.
Thanks for your condolescences. :)

kordelia
09-23-2005, 09:47 AM
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i just kept staring at this picture, letting the emotions roll over me.... my deepest condolences.... i do notice, however, that your chin is at least level, if not UP.... that's such a good sign!! the loose style is in keeping with the mood, yet captures and holds you and the viewer both.... good job, sorry for the subject, but good job.

artbabe21
09-23-2005, 02:42 PM
Thanks kordelia...I appreciate your very kind comments. It's probably the only record of me NOT smiling. :)

Only when you are tested, do you find how much you really can endure.

What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.

kordelia
09-23-2005, 05:10 PM
Artbabe....after the memorial for my mother this past June (we waited and had it on what would have been her 92nd b/day), my DD, her husband and 2 kids and I took a family picture.... it's the same thing... we're smiling, actually smiling, yet it has a poignant (?) look to it... we had been thru the wars of hospice, and were ready to go on..... that's what i recognized in your pic.... Kordelia (gee, isnt that what 'art' is supposed to do????????)

inkcat
10-28-2005, 10:01 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/2566/tn_Gail_Ribas.jpg

This is a wonderful picture,very light and airy,brillant use os the medium,I realy love it.

inkcat
10-28-2005, 10:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/7568/tn_cathjacket2.jpg

Wonderful in every way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:04 AM
Thanks so much inkcat!! :)

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:08 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/43096/tn_IMG_1790.JPG

Wow! I really think this is outstanding work!! Love what you did with it!! :)

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:10 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_digyme.jpg

VERY COOL Inkcat! Unusual & so intriguing!! It rocks! :)

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:12 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/22002/tn_gray_on_gray_%26_green.jpg

I think it's perfect of your secret self......love those gorgrous green eyes! :)

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:49 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

Teriffic job on this self! I really like the laugh, can be difficult. You did it well!

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:50 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/35329/tn_valri_wc_project.jpg

Love, love love this!! Very personal & expressive! :)

artbabe21
10-31-2005, 11:51 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/21757/tn_my_secret_self.jpg

Beautiful job Eileen! You do such wonderful portraits!

lisilk
11-14-2005, 12:16 AM
Hi Zoe and everyone participating!

Late as usual but I was so moved and inspired by some of the work here, I joined up and added some progress entries but I still have a long way to go! I hope it's still open.

Li

lisilk
11-14-2005, 12:42 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/36273/tn_doneBig.jpg

All three of your portraits are great, I love the pop- art design of this and you are a brave man for doing one so large. The prints have such a masculine feel, I really like the emotional impact of the bold carving. Good stuff!

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/35329/tn_valri_wc_project.jpg

Well if I looked like that, I'd be smilin' too Val! lol. This painting is so full of joy. I love your palette. Beautifully done.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/1219/tn_spiritsideviewsm.jpg

I like this very much Epicurea. It is calming and quietly joyful. Lovely.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/22002/tn_self_portrail_7_05.jpg

I think the actual physical self portrait is adorable but this is the best. The true self and what a unique and personal way to tell us who you are. Great design too.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/21757/tn_my_secret_self.jpg

Eileen, first the painting itself is so well done. I wish I could do that! Those skin tones! But I love you surrounded by your thoughts and words as a writer. Very good way to express that part of yourself!

Will look through more in the morning. Such an inspiring project!

Pars
11-14-2005, 07:24 AM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/progress/17813/tn_text7.jpg

Li, it's terrific to see another self portrait in the project especially this imaginative and fascinating one of you.

Terrific morning view!

kordelia
11-14-2005, 11:16 AM
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i'm so glad WC! format keeps us 'connected' to threads.... i would not have wanted to miss this..... o my............. o my................ your 'secret' is a secret no longer..... i have in my collection many of your underwater pix.... NOW i see how you came to do them.... your MER side has eMERged!!! MERe mortals can only gasp!!!! ...... and never never too late to post something this thoughtful and lovely..... even peanut butter would only have added to it!!! MERci!! Kordelia

lisilk
11-14-2005, 07:29 PM
Zoe and Kordelia- Thanks for the encouragement, I still have a long way to go. Kordelia, that's funny because we have a friend in Ca. who has insisted for years ( even when we lived in the desert, that I was a mer- person! lol. Okay, he's a little crazy.) This piece is personal so I'm taking my time.


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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/52085/tn_mememe.jpg

This is cool Antgeek! Very creative!

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/43096/tn_IMG_1790.JPG

Wow Mary! This is so rich and exotic. I love this! I think self portraits are very difficult but you seem to have tapped into something wonderful here.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/61489/tn_meself.jpg

Beautiful rendering Weezer. You have a great smile and caught a lovely moment in time.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/7568/tn_cathjacket2.jpg

Such a very personal moment, you can feel the weight of your grief but also a sort of resilence shines through. Thank you for sharing this Cathleen. It's deeply moving.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/2566/tn_Gail_Ribas.jpg

Good gracious, you can whip this out in a class period? I couldn't do it in a year. lol. Maybe I need your class! Such subtle skin tones. Just gorgeous.

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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/56313/tn_P1010011d.JPG

Couldn't decide, I love both your portraits! There's just a hint of mischief in that wry smile. This is great, love the hair becoming the vines. Very celtic. The other is bright and lively. Well done!

Pars
11-30-2005, 07:00 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/17813/tn_solitude1.jpg

Li - what with moving, roaming and the holidays, I missed that you posted this. I will sure have to study the whole piece more - you've packed a wallop!!!

Pars
11-30-2005, 07:02 PM
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http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/17813/tn_Solitude2a.jpg

Solitude seems to bring out some extra-ordinary creativity in some of us---you!! I love this. I think nothing beats a map. Great one!

inkcat
01-04-2006, 08:49 PM
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Wow this is unreal..I love it !!!!!!!!:clap:

lisilk
01-04-2006, 10:59 PM
Thank you Zoe and Inkcat! I appreciate your comments. Zoe, the think my haze is finally lifting but unfortunately, the supplies I ordered 3 months ago still haven't made it here so the one I started originally in the progress gallery is still on hold. Time runs slower on an island. lol.

Happy New Year everyone! :clap:

Li

Pars
02-22-2006, 10:22 PM
Just popping in for a wee personal update and a commitment to myself to finish all my works in progress on the self portrait project.

I've handed in my retirement, resigned and heading off to New Mexico. I'll be making a couple of pit-stops, one in Pittsburgh to visit with my daughter and grand-daughter, then Phoenix and on to Taos.

I'm not bringing many art supplies, so, Li, like you, I'll have to either use my creativity to glue and paint or wait until I've settled.

Anyway, I do hope some others will drop in and add their portraits. I saw several rather fascinating ones here and there at WC :)

Best wishes to all, and I'll be back when Spring is fully in the air.

minnie_moussy
03-27-2006, 06:44 PM
there is nothing i can say but give you :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

minnie_moussy
03-27-2006, 06:51 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/27-Mar-2006/61626-AfterShower.JPG

i painted it live as soon as was done taking shower with the help of small mirror hueheuheu... on the canvas panel with the medium 16"x20", oil paint and acrylic as the combination and glitter. the time i took to finish it was 2 days.

thanks... :D :D love to have another project... :) :)

lisilk
03-27-2006, 08:03 PM
Really wonderful portrait, very Polynesian in style. :clap: There are many projects on WC. Just go up to Content Areas and click on art projects. Just went to your website, great work! Very unique.

Zoe- how's the move going? You set up in your new home yet?

minnie_moussy
03-27-2006, 08:34 PM
thank you for the compliment Lisilk, i do appreciate it... i would go there and take a look at some new projects... :D

Kalibabe
06-01-2006, 05:01 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55137

My energy self
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/20606/tn_selfportrait.jpg

Been away for a LONG time but, saw this project and thought i'd have a go.
This i s me at the moment...
the energies in my head, a little turbulent as you can see..
Done in acrylics on card with gel pens.
Oh, finger painted as always!

Jakeally
06-01-2006, 07:25 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55137

My energy self
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/20606/tn_selfportrait.jpg

Woohoo ... Kali's back:D :clap: :clap: :clap: It's just great to have you posting again ... I really missed your wonderful art.

This one is just stunning. Your feelings come through loud and clear.
Just fantastic:clap: :clap: :clap:

kordelia
06-01-2006, 10:23 AM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55137

My energy self
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/20606/tn_selfportrait.jpg

o WOW!!! loved seeing it 'up close and personal'.... now i gotta go see yr other stuff.... love yr style!!! :clap: sorry yr sad :crying: Kordelia

minnie_moussy
06-04-2006, 09:00 PM
love your artworks kalibabe... its an olsom

michellej
11-18-2006, 05:44 PM
I've been toying with the idea of a self portrait for a while. i just happened on this project and i think it's cool so count me in if it's still going on.:D

lisilk
11-18-2006, 10:37 PM
Regarding this entry --> http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=view_image&entry_id=55137

My energy self
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/Projects/lib/857/completed/20606/tn_selfportrait.jpg

WOW! I'll say you're back!:clap: :clap: This piece is stunning, very personal and dynamic.

I haven't been here either but it's SO VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU KALI!!!!! I was worried about you. I know you've been going through some rough times but I'm glad you are okay. Really missed you!:wave: :wave: :heart: :wave: :wave:

Beautiful!

Pars
01-04-2009, 04:41 PM
Finally a submission from the Project originator.:clap:

Happy New Year all!:wave:

http://www.wetcanvas.com//Community/Projects/index.php?cmd=browse_final_entries&proj_id=857