Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bonus Challenge for 2008

Self Portrait, work in progress

I really wanted to participate in the Different Strokes from Different Folks year-end challenge, but I was just a little too intimidated. So, I thought, why not do the challenge by myself?

I had taken a few photos of myself for submission (which weren't great, but I figured out the self-timer on the camera!) So I took one of those, did a few line drawings, transferred one to a gessoed board, and broke out the paints.

This is my first painted portrait...so I'm not expecting it to look like me, but so far it is looking like a person, for that I am relieved!

We'll see how it goes....

6 comments:

Sydney Harper said...

I wanted to participate too but I was too intimidated also. I've painted hands but not portraits. One of my goals is to paint a self portrait. Maybe over the holidays.

Rose Welty said...

Sydney, I realized that I wanted the challenge but I was afraid of letting someone else down. So, I just decided to paint it and not post it. Then, there was no stress about it. In the end I did post it, but that was like a bonus, not part of the plan.

Go on...just for you...try it out. I'm really glad that I did!

Jeanette said...

It looks like you're off to a good start Rose. I'm sure you'll succeed. Self portraits are always such fun to do.

Jennifer Rose said...

I think its starting to look like you. The main features are there, just need to build them up.

Stacy said...

Rose, good for you for challenging yourself! So far, so good. I can see a resemblance as compared to your blog picture.

And I'm envious you are finding time from art. Right now I am taking a quick break from wrapping. Still have to decorate the tree and finish baking and...well, you get the idea.

Anita said...

Rose - I just couldn't get a photo in time to join in this challenge. Good for you for doing it anyway! I'll be watching what you produce here!