Sunday, November 11, 2012

Alejandro Cabeza

His painting career mainly supported the use of a technique Impressionist art, and perhaps because of this fact that the tables revolve around the landscape, the composition of figures and portraits, which has reached the appreciation of critics and audiences.
Alejandro Cabeza suddenly grown an impressionist painting that is totally different from the styles, fashions and what you get in the beginning of XXI century.


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Paul Gosselin

 Self portrait
15 x 21 cm
Pastel – Style:Expressionism 2012

You can see self portraits and work of me on this Artsites where everyone can also put his work on for free:  the worlds largest artist artworks and museum database

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ruth Andre

"Morning Light" 10x8 inches, oil on panel

I am a painter and a lover of design. My portfolio is mostly paintings of animals but I have recently ventured out to include landscapes to the mix. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Sharin Barber

I painted this Self Portrait in oils on a 24" x 36" canvas, the orchid in
the painting has two flowers in every bloom, so being Bipolar and
always of two minds I took a photo sitting in front of my Mac
and just started to paint!

You can also find me on Twitter & Facebook!

John Hogan

My work is born from a need to express myself through multifaceted means, the self portrait constitutes a sizable portion of my production.A painted portrait, is far more than a pictorial representation as with a photograph, self introspection is a fundamental process, It enables a realisation of 'self', within ones physical presence, and the wider world in which 'self' exists. Whenever someone paints themselves they are also painting all human kind. 
 In my early twenties

 When I was nearly forty

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stephen Southerland

Title: The Red Hat

29 x 39 cm

Acrylic on Canvas Paper

This painting was executed at the very end of December 2011. I did this to test out a combination of direct/indirect painting which I explain in some detail on my blog. I am currently journeying towards becoming a full time professional fine artist and teacher. I paint because I must. When I am painting my life makes more sense. 

My painting blog:

Title: Self Portrait 2012

11"x14" Acrylic on Canvas Panel

I painted this self portrait in 1 hour before I had to go to work. I was inspired by the words of an artist friend who once remarked on the lack of bright colors in most of my paintings.


Paul Gosselin

8x13 cm

This Self portrait is now in the Stadsmuseum 't Schippershof in Menen - Belgium where is live.
Come see and join my blog:Belgium Art  everyone is welcome !
Belgium Art My blog:
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Amberina Razvi

 Acrylic on canvas (2 panels - 30x60 cms each)
I did this one in an hour, my mind torn into two was done a frenzy.....I could never put them together aligned...proportionate....
I find it proportionate, unproportionate...
There's a battle we fight within us every day.....
Keep fighting...there will be peace someday.
Ambereena Razvi,
Free lance Artist and Muralist

Friday, August 26, 2011

Kim Rempel

Title: Self-portrait
6" x 6"
oil on archival panel

I did this painting a couple of months ago for a daily painting challenge. Aside from doing the plein air work I love, I joined the ranks of daily painters in 2009. I've found it to be immensely rewarding. Every day there's a fresh start and you can redeem yourself ; )

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lars Kaeker

 "Self Portrait 2000" 
 80 x 100 cm  
oil on canvas

I am a photorealistic painter who is painting serial portraits in oil. I am interested in persons who are not famous or social privileged. I am most interested in misfits and underdogs or groups of people who are not popular. But my current portrait-project is about bloggers as the users of the web 2.0. So it´s called portraits_2null.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Amberina Razvi

The painting is titled 'Contemplation'.

The Gold and blue arabesques in the background symbolize my, representing calmness, purity and positivity and gold, representing divinity, spirituality and mysticism...
I come from a mixed background.. Persian and Indian
I have always had a spiritual bent of  mind. I grew up reading Sufi poetry and religious/gnostic literature and classics from different cultures and traditions.

The painting is oil on canvas.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Gary L. Everest

 This painting is 20 x 16-inches and is oil on canvas.  I titled it, "Thinking of Dad".  I just did this painting two days ago, in response to the death of my father.  He passed away on Feb. 27, 2011, at the age of 89.  I don't have a decent photo to do a proper memorial portrait of him, so this is something of a twist on that idea

Since his passing, it's not unusual during quiet moments of the day, to find myself drifting back to memories of him.  Four days ago, when snapping out of one of those moments, I decided to grab my camera and take my picture in the pose as best I could re-create it.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Zoey Frank

self portrait in grisaille
oil on linen

Friday, April 16, 2010

Mike Gravel

My name is Mike Gravel. I'm an artist from Newburyport, MA.
Here's a SP I've been working on for a couple of days.
Yesterday it was mostly reds and blues and I was unhappy with it. Last night, I dreamed of yellow. Now it's done.

This piece is an oil on canvas- 16" x 20". I guess I'll call it "Yellow Me".

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Soraya Nulliah

My name Is Soraya Nulliah and this particular piece is mixed media done on watercolor paper using acrylics, Shiva oilstiks, collage, stabillo pencil and water soluble oil pastels. I am currently represented by Indian Art  Collectors   and my blog is I mostly paint figurative work but also do landscapes and still lifes. I work mostly in mixed media and love using texture and collage.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Patrizia Schopf

I did this self-portrait when I wished to have a
cat because my flatmade left with hers. Two months
later a friend of mine gave me a cat, he had not seen
the drawing but it looked equal. So represent your
wishes. Maybe they come true :)

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Dean Grey

"Depressed" self-portrait 

Mixed media on watercolor paper - 8" x 10"

This self-portrait represents my lifelong struggle with depression.
The sadness. The pain. The hopelessness.

It just won't let me be and I fear it'll always be a part of my life.

Bonnie Heather

I finally got around to doing two things I've always planned on.  First I wanted to do a painting in a day like so many of my blogging friends.  Second I wanted to paint a self portrait.  Today I finally managed it. 

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sharon White

I am an artist living in Albuquerque, but originally from Kansas.  Included in my self-portrait are sunflowers and my mini-schnauzer, Gidget. "My husband asked,  "How come I'm not in there, you put Gidget in?!" I had to explain that it was, after all, a SELF-Portrait.  My blog is:   The medium is watercolor and Sharpie permanent marker.  Size is 12" x 15," framed.  My email is   Here's a link to the blog: 

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Paula Cravens

Solstice Headdress

12x12 acrylic

This is painting of myself wearing my solstice headdress. Occasionally, I wear it about town, much to the awe of my neighbors. I haven’t attempted many self-portraits but here I am wattles and all. I started painting full-time the last five years. I have waited my whole life to be able to do this and I am so happy.

Paula Cravens

Crazy Ravens Studio

Monday, November 23, 2009

Kathleen McHugh

"On The Amgen Bridge"
oil on canvas

The thought of a self-portrait never occurred to me until I saw a
photo someone took of me while I was so
engrossed in what I was doing that I became completely oblivious to my
surroundings. It seemed to be material
for exploring what a moment of the creative process would look like
frozen in time by oil paint.

Jennifer Zoellner

I am a mail artist. Sometimes I send self portraits in the mail. This is my latest piece that was sent to Mark Bloch. This piece is acrylics on a vintage record. I also do oil paintings, make rag dolls, jewelry, and artist books. My one true love is mail art. I have a current mail art call that anyone can enter. All work is shown on the website and at a future show. I have two blogs www.jenniferzoe.blogspot and

Pattie Wall

This self-portrait is painted in pastel on velour paper. As an artist, I have tried many, many self portraits. I feel good about this latest one. It is the best likeness I have achieved over time and that was my goal when I set out to paint it. I can even see the "Kem" family resemblance - my ancestors who have gone before me. It measures about 9" x 12". Keeping the pastel strokes loose and pushing myself on the skintones was another goal. It's worked from my own photo of which I took several - one day in a lull moment. Painting other people is an easier task than painting yourself, I feel.

My blog address is

Monday, October 19, 2009

Edward Burton

Title: Edward Burton, 8"x10", oil on canvas

It's been MANY years since I've done a self portrait - this was well overdue.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Louise B. Hafesh

Oil on Linen 11 x 14.

Even though I look like the prison matron at a correctional center, I learned a great deal from this self portrait, including that I should crack a slight smile on the next one.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Dorothy Siclare

oil on canvas

I did this a few years ago and now seeing the portraits on this blog makes me want to do it again and see how (or if) I have progressed.

Sharon Wright

Me Again
Me Three

This was one of five prizewinners on BBC The One Show Summer Exhibition.
My overwhelming passion is painting portraits and people because they are so diverse and endlessly fascinating. This self portrait was inspired by numerous double and triple aspect portraits through the ages, all of which I love. The composition came straight from 'The Three Graces' sculpture by Antonio Canova.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Lucie Geffre

130x97 cm
Acrylics and Oil on Canvas

I'm sending you a self-portrait that has just been selected in a painting competition in Spain. It's 130x97 cm, acrilics and oil on canvas.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ria Vanden Eynde

Acrylic on Canvas

I'm blogging on posting pieces that are about my surviving 2 cancers. While being treated paintings by Frida Kahlo often came to my mind. Whenever I look at 'The Broken Column,' for instance, I experience compassion. Now, I've started to paint myself, inspired by her and other artists. To me, painting works as a language in the cancer-context, as a journal medium and this blog as an illustrated journal of sorts.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dana Cooper

Having some time this afternoon, I decided to paint a self portrait. I've been wanting to do one just to see my progress from the last one I did over six months ago. I would rather paint almost anything other than me, but the time had come to chart my progress. This was done from a photo rather than life, I can stay very still that way!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Katharine Cartwright

The title is "My Vanity" representing both my personality flaw and the physical surface where I apply make-up. The viewer may see only my reflection in the mirror, which represents how I choose to view myself and not my real face. My reflection doesn't show the wrinkles, sags, and spots that have developed with time and advanced age. If you look closely, you'll see a fly on the mirror base. 18th Century paintings used the fly
as a symbol for death, which is my future.  Oil on panel.

Dean Grey

Mixed media on watercolor paper - 8" x 10"

This "ugly" self-portrait represents the warped, negative way I view myself. The loathing, the shame, the hurt.

It's the "ugliness" deep inside manifested into a physical form. All the "issues" with
the way I look laid bare for the world to see.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Barbara Sailor

This is one of my self-portraits which I  painted on ¼ sheet 140 lb. Arches hot-pressed w/c paper.  I did this concentrating on a strong light source and shadows with a minimum of strokes.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Myrna Wacknov

Here is a self portrait on gessoed watercolor paper full sheet 22 x 30.  I teach watercolor portraiture.  In the advanced class, I assign a self portrait.  I really had fun with the assignment, myself.  It is a wonderful way to learn to accept oneself.  I was 64 when I started the self portrait process.  Definitely a time for reflection.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Peter Yesis

Hear NO Evil
oil on masonite

Midnight Raider 8"x10" oil on canvas board

These are all part of the series of 30  Self Portraits in approximately 30 Days. All part of the exercise of daily painting practice. I hope you enjoy them.


My story as an artist is as many others, I think. I was drawing from the day I can remember. Hoping one day I could become an artist. I was born and raised in Leeuwarden (Holland) in 1962 but started my career as a graphic art designer. I always knew and felt that drawing and painting was the job to be. Inspired by Rembrandt, I read books about Rembrandt when I was a kid, and later influenced by Maris, Israels and Breitner I really started painting in 2006. I started to experiment with all kinds of mediums and felt that oil was the best medium to express myself. What I like in a painting is the game between light and shadows. That is an important aspect in my work. To create a balance between light and dark in order to get a certain atmosphere. This sometimes leads to commissions. At the moment I find myself painting more with soft edges. I discovered that soft edges emphasizes the mood I am looking for in a painting. 

Self portrait - oil on canvas - 23 x 31 inches - 2008

Joy Logan

I took a photo of me, then did a dark painted background on canvas board. Then I drew small lined squares onto the canvas board and the enlarged photo. With bunches of catalogs and magazines I cut out coordinating patterns and colored squares til I was happy with the colors and placement for my self portrait. Then I glued them into place and coated the whole 20X16 canvas board collage with acrylic matte gel. I didn't work on this piece straight thru,it was over a few months. I love doing collage. Joy Logan 

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dana Patterson

Not Quite All There
  Self-portrait, graphite on Bristol
Returning to serious art study after, oh, 32 years of life getting in the way. 
Dana Patterson

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

David Lobenberg

This SP is a 15"X20" watercolor on 140LB cold press watercolor paper.


Daniel Kent

11x13-1/4 on 140 lb. coldpress paper
Holed up in a Virginia hotel for three-plus hours. Watercolors in hand. I look around. Nothing interesting to paint. But, wait - there's a table in front of a mirror, there's a lamp to one side, and when I look straight ahead .. 

Three-plus hours later, and I have completed my first self-portrait in watercolors. Life is good. 
My blog is Dan's Canvas, and it is at

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Marilyn King

Oil on Ampersand Gesso Board

Although I've been drawing and painting for over 30 years, I'd never taken the time to paint myself.  After participating in a portrait swap at the end of last year through Karin Jurick's blog "Different Strokes from Different Folks", I was inspired to give myself the gift of a self-portrait.  I wanted to go for that serious, sensitive, "see through your soul look", but I think I just look like I'm going to cry. I think I should have left my glasses on. hehe ----- email ------ my painting journey blog ------ poor man's website

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ujwala Prabhu


Pen and Ink

 I find that I have complete freedom when I attempt to draw myself with no worries about the sitter or their expectations - imagined or otherwise.

Maya - - art portfolio blog
draw the line- - experiment, experience, learn and grow
Blog Schmlog - - links to online art resources

Dominique Eichi

The Highlight of My Day

Here is my self portrait of waiting to get my hair done desperately looking for something to draw until I really looked at myself and saw that was the funniest drawing I could do at that moment.