Monday, November 23, 2009

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.

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