Monday, February 22, 2010

Self portrait


Ok, this is hard! A self portrait? Who knew it would be so hard to paint yourself? Well this is my first attempt at a self portrait, so... Does not really "look" like me... of course I don't do realism very well at all, I need some training for sure! I'm going to call this "50 years ago". Me looking at me. A photo from when I was about 3, with my dog Tinka. It is for the self portrait project at Art House gallery. I am not thrilled with it, but it has to get in so... oh well. 8x10 on wrapped canvas.

Be well!!! Tj.

5 comments:

Suzanne said...

This is really lovely, you should be pleased. It takes a long time to get faces right I am still having trouble with them myself. Really like the expression on your face and the eyes are really good, well done!

AutumnLeaves said...

I like this piece alot, TJ. I also love that frame around that little TJ. Those smile lines on the older TJ are wonderful!

Ralph said...

Well I love this one I like the feeling of joy and laughter that you have captured. It is not easy painting yourself I have tried it you should look at my attempt on my site yours is so much better. Enjoying following your blog again so much better than my own.

Tj Lev said...

You are all so kind. Thank you!

Campbell Jane said...

It may not look exactly like you but it sure does capture your beautiful spirit! I love it.
Peace & Love