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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

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Painting a self-portrait is hard. You have to get past that knee jerk reaction to paint out your wrinkles or┬ádrop the extra 10 pounds (20, 30, or more) when painting yourself. One method to get past this is to abstract your self-portrait. Concentrate instead on using new funky colors, disproportionating your body parts or leave your face as a blank oval. Who’s going to notice a few flaws with all that going on! Here’s my rainbow self-portrait, saggy eyelids and all.

Self Portrait Rainbow

 

Self Portrait, Oil on panel, 20″ x 16″