Saturday, April 30, 2011

All About Me - SOLD

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I thought I'd drop into cyber-world for a minute today to post my self-portrait for the Daily Paintworks "All about Me" Challenge! I've been teaching the last couple of days and as usual am completely exhausted at the end of each day. Thank goodness for wine is all I can say. But, about this painting above, I was outside one day taking pictures of my paintings for my blog and I thought, maybe we should have a self-portrait challenge - I think I'll take a picture for my reference. So I turned my camera around, clicked off a few of my most normal faces, and painted my favorite. I'm quite happy with the result. I think I'll hang it on the wall in my studio as a reminder to never take myself too seriously!

24 comments:

Fay Terry said...

Very cool! Can't wait to read more about the challenge.

Sally Dean said...

you are too funny.
You are much prettier than this- but I love it!
Well done- as always!

Frank said...

Wow Carol. That is really beautifully painted.. Love the red nose.

Deb said...

this is priceless! Just love it.

Ruth Andre said...

Carol your self portrait is fabulous and it shows your sparkling personality. Wonderful!

JanettMarie said...

Okay, you are definitely crazy. That is good to know!
Love it!

Jerry Stocks said...

This painting proves what a fine artist you are--the ability to paint such a crazy expression on a a normally very attractive face--good example of not taking yourself too seriously.

Ann Reyes said...

I love it, Carol! It's great!

Gloria said...

I am so happy you told me that it is from(funny)photos, because I was dreading standing in front of a mirror for two hours or so!

Also, I was thinking maybe animals might be a good challenge. But since chickens, cows, birds have been done, they should be off limits. Hum..what do you think?

Karen Werner said...

That open eyeball cracks me up! I don't know if I have the guts to try this challenge. I painted a self-portrait once before and it came out life sized and really freaked me out. Kinda creepy. I used a mirror. Maybe I'll try the camera. Yours is fun, not creepy! Best challenge yet, Carol!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

A perpetual reminder to SQUINT! Love it! And we are on the same page - Monday night is MY Challenge meeting for my South Shore peeps - and my month is next month - guess what my choice was for our May Challenge - Self Portraits! Well, if they turn out we'll post them on the DP site, huh?

You said a while ago you wanted to do more portraits - so here you go! I think you should do a series of these 'honest' portraits ... whimsical! But really, dear, you are so pretty - you should do a 'nice' one, too.. for David!

Brenda Ferguson said...

OMG, woman...you ROCK!
Bren

Barbara Pask said...

Oh Carol I love it! Another example of your wonderful sense of humor. Can't wait to see the results of this challenge, I hope people follow your lead and paint silly poses.

Jim Rogers Photography said...

Thank God for wine indeed. Just great. Your talent, as well as your sense of humor comes right out at me on this one.

A Time For Art~Daily Paintings by Kristen Dukat said...

However did you hold that pose for long enough to paint?? Great rendition though, lol...If you are doing more portrait, have you heard of the workshops on the cape that Cedric Egeli (sp?) is holding? He's pheonomenal...I'm taking a couple workshops at the Cape School of Art, but not his unfortunately, I'm still too new for portraiture! I love the challenge though....and I have just the hat to wear in mine!

Anonymous said...

Kaitlyn said: I love that you're going to hang this in your studio! This is a wonderful self-portrait! They're very hard!

Claire Kayser said...

Love it, Carol!!! FANTASTIC! FUNNY!

donnathomas.com said...

This is such a fun self portrait and exemplifies your wonderfully humorous personality and spirit!!! You are a remarkable teacher, genuinely nice, and totally gifted. Thank you so much for coming to teach us all here in Atlanta!!! Not only do you have a gift for teaching, but a big heart for sharing...thanks!!!

Kathy Cousart said...

Love this!! Wonderfully done sculpted brush marks on a fun and whimsical self portrait. The eyes are amazingly done. Love the mouth- those are hard. It all just reads correctly- except for the fact that you are truly very pretty! Great challenge.

Diana said...

Hilarious!

Karen F. Rose said...

Carol what a pose! LOL Love the extra red in the squinted eye and tip of your nose and the reflected light on the receding planes of your face. Your compositions always amaze and delight me!

MeeLi Lee said...

Your personality just shines through in this portrait! Love it!

mimi t boothby watercolors said...

you sold a self portrait!?? congratulations!

Kim said...

Flippin' awesome!!! (big smile). Love your brushwork, style and sense of humour. great piece!