Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Self Portrait 12x12 oil

I think I am done.  There are things I see that might just have to be corrected, but not today.  I loved doing this.  I felt like an ant crawling a long.  It is amazing what color there is in flesh.  I don't believe this photo can show the little marks of color that I found myself making toward the end.  It also doesn't show the do and redo which builds up under the surface.  I am pleased that I did get a likeness for the first time in a long while.  I did the structure work first and built on that frame.  I revisited the steps I learned with Cynthi Grilli.  I am excited and can't wait to start another one.  
I want to continue painting on this 12x12 box format and paint my family and friends and hang them side by side on a wall in my house.  People I love and make the difference in my life.  I am always amazed and grateful everyday for all who touch me with their encouragement, wisdom, creativity and kindness.  Love to all : )
Anyone interested, Cynthia Grilli will be offering another, 3 Wednesdays, Portrait Workshop starting Febuary 17, 24, and March 3, 11:00 to 2:00.  Just click on her name for more info at her website.


Edward Burton said...

Wonderful self portrait, Dori! Beautifully handled.

Linda said...

Beautifully done!! Thanks for sharing the steps you as you worked.
I really like your idea of painting family and friends and hanging in a group. I hope you post each one.

Gary Keimig said...

Very well done, Dori. You did yourself proud.

Kerri Settle said...

Love this! It's such a treat to look at up close on the bigger version.