As Vincent van Gogh said, “it is difficult to know oneself, but it isn’t easy to paint oneself either”
Ah, but the self image is fun to play around with! HE played frequently…
Painting ourselves — That’s what we’ll be doing on Friday at Oregon Society of Artists in Goose Hollow.
As part of the process we will experiment with different paint techniques and surfaces or alternate color schemes.
The above portrait of me, in progress, uses cool accent color to contrast with the warmness.
I chose it for the interesting shadow pattern.
The aqua shadow on the face of this portrait of my friend’s grandson draws attention to his expression.