12/2/08

Self Portrait 16x12











Well, now that you know a little about myself from the Tag post below, I thought I'd post a self portrait I've been working on so you can see the outside of me....my shell. Actually, this is a project started by the Portland Plein Air & Studio Painters for the cooler months. Just to keep us working, the group decides on a project and then we have a group show. Here is my attempt for tonight. Painted ala Kitty Wallis style after attending a portrait demonstration by Kitty last month. I'm showing the stages of this piece. A bit too colorful for you? A bit too serious for you? I hope not! Painted from a mirror placed beside my easel. This is how I look when I am concentrating on my work.

6 comments:

Anita said...

Saw this on WC! and loved the colour. Followed your link to your blog. What fabulous colour going on here.

B Boylan said...

Thanks Anita! It was so much fun to paint it!

Joni said...

I loved your blog, really enjoy seeing how other pastel artist work! Nice job on the self portrait!

Loriann Signori said...

Thanks for posting the process and the finished piece. It is really interesting to follow another artist's creative process. The portrait is dynamic!
I LOVE the orange painting (below) and I normally do not prefer still life. The contrast between the bag and the oranges is beautiful, not only in color but texture too.
On another note... I enjoyed looking at your tagged players' work. Thanks for playing Brenda!

B Boylan said...

Thanks Joni and Loriann. I really appreciate your invaluable feedback. I'm preparing to paint another couple of portraits. Not sure if I will make them wild in color like this one, or shall I use the local color? Anyway, it's part of a project with the PPASP group (linked on the right). Be sure to check back often for more!

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

I really like this self-portrait. I am working on learning how to paint portraits in pastel. A huge challenge for me. I will keep up with your work in the coming year.