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Old 03-14-2007, 02:54 PM
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

Here I am titled ‘Himself’ Acrylic on 16 x 20 canvas.

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Old 03-14-2007, 02:59 PM
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

This is so utterly cool! I was beside myself with excitement waiting for a few to post their paintings. I'm so glad it is the 15th somewhere in this world

Sheila, love it, love the way you painted your eyes especially
Linee, you are lovely and I love black and white. You did extremely well!
Connie, I knew that we could count on you for something different and wasn't disappointed. I love the reflection of you the mirror.
Howard, how cool, like that background and the way you carried into areas of your face. You always come up with neat stuff.
Polygon, you skin doesn't look the least bit like a cadaver. I like the way you used the color. Great smile you have!
Deidrie, I like you showing the original photo and the steps. I think you did great and your painting reflects your personality which is sweet and lively.
Metalhead, I just knew you had to be a guitar player. I like that you did a full body painting showcasing your other interests.
Ruth, You are definitely a portrait artist. You are lovely as is your portrait.
ecobb, so painterly and love the contrasts. Well done!

Not long until it is the 15th in the States!
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

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Oh, I guess it must be the 15th somewhere in the world!

OK, here's mine. You didn't expect a newbie like me to do the tricky parts like eyeballs and chins, did you? I couldn't find any ref photos of me wearing a balaclava so this will just have to do!

My skin is not quite so cadaver-like in the real painting (or real life! ), it's so hard to scan and tinker to get it looking like the painting. Close enough!


I think the mouth is hardest and you got that! Nice picture! Looks like you're out on a sunny ski slope.

This is so fun. Love the portraits, people!
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Self-Portrait, March 2007
Acrylic + some house paint on 14" x 18" canvas board

My source photo is attached. Enjoy!
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

You guys are all so good..this is inspiring!!!!

AND...I just found out that I don't have to run the roads tomorrow as I usually do on Thursdays so I have all day to paint...so I will post mine very late on the 15th EST!!!!!

Can't wait to see more.

HOWARD, do you think when everyone is done...they can all be put into one thread with names but without all the commentary? I'd like to book mark it and have it as a reference. Makes me feel I am talking to a real person!
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Wow! You all got off to a fast start! You clever people! I have only just got out of bed....you must have been up all night waiting for one minute past midnight.
Here's mine! I warned you before...be afraid!!!
I will be back to comment on other entries a bit later...have got a really busy day ahead.
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These are fantastic! I wish I had one ready got choked by assignments.
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beautiful, Sandy....
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You guys are all so good..this is inspiring!!!!

AND...I just found out that I don't have to run the roads tomorrow as I usually do on Thursdays so I have all day to paint...so I will post mine very late on the 15th EST!!!!!

Can't wait to see more.

HOWARD, do you think when everyone is done...they can all be put into one thread with names but without all the commentary? I'd like to book mark it and have it as a reference. Makes me feel I am talking to a real person!


I will check on this and see what can be done. No guarantees but we will see.
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

Well...I am so impressed with all the portraits so far!
Sheila...you look really open and friendly...laughter being your middle name...beautifully painted too...love those colours in your hair!

Linee...great portrait...wish I'd stayed away from colour...yours looks great!


Connie
...Usual style or not...you do them so well!

Howard...great style...and very accurate I imagine....love the loose look...


Metalhead.
..although you look pensive I'm sure you're about to let it rip! Well done on the full figure portrait...I didn't have enough paint for that!

Nancy....very clever! ...wish I'd thought of that! You painted the bits that show very well indeed though!

Ruth
...what a wonderful style...I'm sure it's very accurate too....I'd love to get to that stage ...PS...are those your children in your Sig? No wonder you like painting!

Eric...'Himself' is looking a bit serious...but well done...and I love the hair!

Matt ...house paint or not...it's definitely you! Well done!

Sandy...You look very purposeful....definitely a woman with a mission...but it's so well done...I especially like the shadows....If I knew you better I could ask you how to do mine!

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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

Howard - I can do this for you/us when this thread is completed - no probs
... and I'll put it into the Inf. Kiosk so it's handy

I'll comment first - then post my horror!

Sheila - really like those hair colours - and you look so happy!

Linda - that's a very sensitive tonal study - beautifully painted too

What a good doubler Connie - actually, it's just as I thought yours would be - still your style, just not quite such wild colours! Nice work.
I really like the act that it's all nearly 'instant' - not overworked (like mine!!!)

Howard - you did leave out the specs then! Love the boldness of the paint application here - tremendous sense of form.

Chicken Poly!!!!!!!!! - copping out on the eyes! - but I really like the simplicity of this - good bold primaries and nice texture.

Dee, my friend - what a happy smile - I really like the boldness of this - thanks for showing your steps too ....the drawing and the u'painting

Steve - I can see why you were pleased with this - it's very ambitious and came out well: nice work.

Oh Ruth - what a bonnie girl you are with those big hazel/green eyes.
Wish I could paint portraits this well!

Eric - I do like the vigour of this work and your beautiful red hair - just like my nephews

Matt, this is very expressionistic ... really bold colour and strokes .... so glad your ref is the normal you

Sandy - so serious - but I'm an expert on that look! I kept staring at it in the mirror This is a really good painting - I like

There, I've caught up! ......... except that Dee's posted while I've been writing!
Dee, I know Sandy would help if you asked
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

OK. This is the most difficult painting for me - ever!
My first SP in acrylics - only ever done one oil (many years ago, when I was still a redhead!) and a pastel, (when I should have known better!)

Anyway, my first attempt was so unlike me my other half said 'No!', so after failing to even draw a likeness using the mirror, I resorted to a photo .... and he said 'Yes!' ... so here 'tis

1 - the underpainting.....



2. - the colour added - I really thought I was heading for disaster here, so, many layers later.....



The bk'ground is a tribute to lost hair colour
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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

Matt, I like the bold use of strokes you have. So fresh and purposeful. Now that I see your photograph you caught the essence of you for sure.

Sandy, love the look of concentration. You did great with such soft color and strokes.

Maureen, lovely painting and really enjoyed your smiling eyes.

I was waiting until tomorrow but here goes. It is a cross between a photo and looking in the mirror and is 12" x 16" stretched canvas. I have attached the reference photo too.



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What a great group of paintings Terrific work everyone! I did a more straightforward self portrait last year, ventured in a different direction for this one. This 14x18 on canvas.

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Re: Self Portraits, the final results

Thanks for all the lovely comments - it is so nice to be seeing you all - this was such a great idea Howard!
Lovely soft portrait Maureen - lots of gorgeous colours and tones in your hair and I love your smiling eyes!
Hi Ann, you are so serene - love the way you have tied it all together with tones in the background / clothes and hair - excellent work
Congrats Margaret for doing yours from the mirror - I couldn't hold an expression for long enough that way! Love the colours you've used - superb portraiture!
Matt - very impressionistic. fresh and bold painting
Ecobb - a really cool rendering - quite stylistic

(PS - I've managed to take a better photo of my painting - as the sun came out for a bit longer then 5 secs today! - is it ok to post again?)
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