September 29, 2015

Today's Painting: My First Self Portrait

"Self Portrait"
Acrylic on canvas

Cool, my first self portrait!  :)

A few times I tried to pint myself looking in the mirror, but boy is it hard to keep the same expression. AND I found out I look terribly serious when I paint!
So after a few failed attempts in the last year or so, today I finally decided to paint from a photo, and it has been MUCH easier.

I did this today in short and hurried time periods between kids activities and errands, a true daily painting, started and finished in an afternoon (with many breaks).

I have to say the breaks helped me getting back to it with fresh eyes, they actually made it easier.

Overall I like it.
Does it look like me?  I'm not sure, I'll have to ask my family, they'll usually tell me exactly how it is. : )

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