Tuesday, June 24, 2008

" My Favorate Things "
Oil
9"x12"
Finally had time yesterday to finish this little self-portrait through still life. I really enjoyed doing this painting. It triggered many memories as I painted each object given to me by my loved ones. Painting the black and white photo gave me fits because of its angle and slight curved. I don't have many tiny brushes and finally gave myself permission to say "good enough", more of an impression than accurate. The painting is mine, not to be in an exhibit or at least not for sale. I will try another in the near future. The process was fun. I have thought many times of taking time to do a self-portrait but never get around to it.
NFS

4 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Nice. I love seeing the process too.

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Mary. This painting was a fun diversion from my current work. Thanks for visiting.

christine mercer-vernon said...

this turned out nice, great job on the self-portrait...it's nice to do a painting for yourself every once and while!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Christine. Self-portraits do seem self-indulgent. I do want to do a real one from life or rather from mirror one of these days. Great way to have a live model anytime you want.