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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

4 more class self portraits

Just about all the self portraits are finished now. I had difficulty photographing these for some reason, but you can get the idea. Ron's self portrait is a fantastic likeness. (His caricature is below in an earlier post.) We matted off most of the blue area at the right and later decided it might be better with the blue, but I didn't think to shoot another photo.

Don is a relative beginner to art and watercolor, but he's always game to participate in the current challenge. He decided to do a caricature and did a good job. He actually captured his sense of humor, and the heavy eyebrows and full face are characteristics of his natural features.

Ely's self portrait is a combination of line and wash that is distinctive from all the other self portraits. It's very well done and is a good likeness. I like the high-key quality of the painting.

Pat glazed washes over one of her self-portrait drawings from the earlier lesson. There's some camera shake in the photo, but you can see the face is beautifully painted and very lifelike.

There may be one or two more yet to come, but we're also working on learning about watercolor paints.

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2 Comments:

OpenID cathsheard said...

I don't know if you ever do this, but if it's possible, would you give ALL your self portrait students a message from one of your blog followers? I'd like them to know they have been brave, inspirational and produced such a wonderful, varied set of portaits. It's been a pleasure to see them.

4:13 AM  
Blogger Nita said...

Thanks, Cath. I forwarded your message to the whole class. I appreciate your affirmation for their work. It means as much to me as it does to them.

8:44 AM  

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