Monday, 21 January 2013

More Self Portraits


Here's my latest. Another self portrait. It is really interesting to do self portraits. Initially it is awkward; feelings of vanity, embarrassment etc get into the mix. Its weird staring at yourself and it is easy to see all the beauty flaws. But after a while you put that to one side. I mean, it's not like I didn't know what I look like before, is it?! So when I am painting 'me' I don't have to worry so much about getting the likeness, because I know my own face. I get a likeness much quicker, its not even something I need to strive for or think about. That means I can focus much, much more on expressions, colours, compositions and just have a play. That's why I haven't been painting one self portrait but I am still working on them.
I'm just not very good at coming up with titles....


Here is a pic of one side of my studio. As you can see its a right mess as I am doing too many things at the same time! Painting frames, working on self portraits, working on a large painting (on the left), photographing works (hence the tripod) etc etc. You can see a self portrait on the easel in the mirror.


2 comments:

  1. beautiful work Sophie! Loved the last self-portrait too.

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  2. Thank you Mona. Glad you like them.

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