Friday, March 21, 2008

New self-portrait

Cut my hair and decided it needed to be recorded. I have never had hair this short but I like it. I painted this from life (of course) and it actually looks more like me than any portrait I have painted before. Maybe I am getting more accurate -- finally!!! I have only been doing this for eight years! What I like about this painting is the natural harmony of the red-green color scheme and also the very loose brushwork in the clothing. I was going after that "Sargent expressions with a stroke" look and I think I carried it off.

I am so tired of hearing- "Oh you got your hair cut! It looks nice" What are they GOING to say... "Oh you got your hair cut- what a shame." Well... they could, but that would be mean.

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