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.

4 comments:

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.