Sunday, 12 February 2012

Unintentionally Flattering Self-Portrait!

I've never tried painting a self-portrait before, so I decided to have a try today.  My first attempt, using acrylics in 'realistic' colours, was dreary and horrible, and didn't feel like me, so for the second effort I decided to use pink and blue watercolours and make a dynamic feature of the hair, which seemed the most noticable feature in the photo I was using.  I tried my best to make it look like me, but it turns out that's more difficult than it sounds!  In the end it doesn't look anything like me, but I still quite like it.


gillyb's crafting blog said...

that is EXCELLENT - well done

Sarah said...

I can definitely see you in the painting - I don't think it's as poor a likeness as you think

and the colours and the hair are WONDERFUL!

I love it!

I feel like commissioning you to do one of me, but only if you can make me look that fabulous :)

Shirley said...

I agree with Sarah, I can see that it is you for sure. Ü Gorgeous.
Love the colours you have used.

Alix said...

oh wow i love your self portrait...maybe you should treat yourself to pink hair!!