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Old 01-12-2011, 12:34 AM
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This is great. You are all so brave and very tallented. I haven't done a self portrait in a long while but they are fun. Maybe I will try it again or post the old one with the new! Jen
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Hey Jen- Please do- I would love to see yours.... If I can do it anyone can!
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Hi Beth,
yes your right about the photo, I look far too miserable when concentrating so prefer to copy from a happy photo . Not watercolour but oils, the image I have posted is a little blurry. Its part of a larger painting, a collage of 12 portraits I did last year called a portrait of a summers day.
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thought i'd join in the fun..2nd day on it have a long way to go yet.
Great idea Bethany and your portrait looks great on my pc...haven't done one i like of myself yet!
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I haven't worked in awhile on anything, so I think I might try out a self-portrait soon for this. I got a bunch of canvases that I want to use too, might try a painting (I haven't painted in forever). I should probably challenge myself even more and work with a mirror rather than a photo.
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I'm hoping to post a self portrait also. I have 3 that I have done in the last few months, I may post one of those while working on a new one. Really enjoying seeing the portraits that have been posted so far.

Larubia, I really love your self portrait. The sky, the coat, everything about it is really captivating. Looking forward to seeing the progress!

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Cool thread bethany with some great portraits

heres mine from a few years back , watercolour
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Such a fun thread to look through. I usually try to avoid front views, but here is one from last spring. Oil 40x30

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If anyone needs a bit of inspiration here are umpteen-dozen (3 groups of them) selfportraits by female artists down the ages.

http://irea.wordpress.com/2009/02/25...s-%C2%BF-1715/
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Laurence what an interesting site. Thanks for posting. That aught to get us all going! Jen
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This is one I did (obviously from a photo lol) a few years ago now, in watercolour.
Will challenge myself to do a 'live' one in front of the mirror this year.
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Spent about 10 more minutes this morning- I wanted to get the eyes finished. Sorry about the wet shine on this. Hope it dries fast- I want to display this on Saturday as part of our portrait exhibition.



Hey, Steve! I think I may have to do a "happy" photo one next- she looks a bit serious!
Annemarie- so happy you are joining us! I have been inspired by your self portraits! This one has such an interesting feel to it- telling a story. Secret agent?
Jessica- what can I say to encourage you- all I can say is that it will be fun! Give yourself the challenge! We would love to see your self portrait.
Nancy- I can't wait to see your portraits!
Leigh- this is a wonderful portrait- from a mirror? respect for working with watercolours! (you are a good-looking young man!)
Becca- I love this! Full of atmosphere and great colours.
Lulu- we would all love to see your self-portrait! Have a go!
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another morning on it..
Hi Bethany....your portrait is very alive looking!
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These are all just wonderful.
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Bethany, you are developing a great expression with yours, lovely color.
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