Friday, March 25, 2011


I had no idea how I was going to interpret Jean's challenge
for this month until I saw the photos I took of myself in a
mirror . . . there was just the right combination of personality
and vacancy. I've only tried one self-portrait recently from life
and know what an uncooperative model I am, hence the photos.
I felt less than hopeful beginning it and then found I enjoyed
handling paint in this light-touch way. The paint pretty much
assembled itself into a face and I didn't feel the slightest need
to impose my will onto it. Can't wait to try again tomorrow!
Thank you, Jean . . .


  1. I really like it!! Love the texture to. Also, the colors. Great job :)

  2. Self portraits are extremely hard, but is one is exceptional. Well done!

  3. This is such an excellent idea for Jean's theme and in your unique signature style it is especially wonderful!

  4. Fantastic! I like your interpretation of our challenge. Your self portrait is amazing. with the warm colors and your confident brushstrokes.

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  6. (Sheesh, I was just trying to edit and it looks like I wrote something awful.) Shucks, Lorraine, you did it yourself. Such a warm interesting painting.

  7. Thanks everybody for your always gracious comments!

    Jean . . . If you mean having "this post removed" up there---no one would think you'd written anything mean-spirited. I can't find a way to
    remove it entirely . . .

  8. Wonderful image... It's amazing what shows up on the canvas when you don't try to make something happen. I quickly flipped through your blog and you're growing. I look forward to seeing what's next.